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her·bi·cide

 (hûr′bĭ-sīd′, ûr′-)
n.
A substance used to destroy or inhibit the growth of plants, especially weeds.

her′bi·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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herbicide

(ˈhɜːbɪˌsaɪd)
n
(Chemistry) a chemical that destroys plants, esp one used to control weeds
ˌherbiˈcidal adj
ˌherbiˈcidally adv
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herb•i•cide

(ˈhɜr bəˌsaɪd, ˈɜr-)

n.
a substance or preparation for killing plants, esp. weeds.
[1895–1900]
her`bi•cid′al, adj.
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her·bi·cide

(hûr′bĭ-sīd′, ûr′bĭ-sīd′)
A chemical used to kill weeds. Compare fungicide, insecticide, pesticide.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

herbicide

A chemical compound that will kill or damage plants.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

herbicide

a substance for destroying plants, especially weeds or other unwanted species; a weed-killer. — herbicidal, adj.
See also: Plants
a substance for killing unwanted plant growth.
See also: Killing
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.herbicide - a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growthherbicide - a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth
Agent Orange - a herbicide used in the Vietnam War to defoliate forest areas
As, atomic number 33, arsenic - a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar
atrazine - a synthetic compound derived from triazine that is widely used as an agricultural herbicide; "atrazine is thought to cause cancer and is banned in some European countries"
chemical, chemical substance - material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
linuron - a herbicide that kills weeds without harming vegetables
paraquat - a poisonous yellow solid used in solution as a herbicide
silvex - a herbicide that is effective in controlling woody plants but is toxic to animals
simazine - a herbicide used to control weeds (especially among crops)
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Translations
kasvimyrkky
herbicid

herbicide

[ˈhɜːbɪsaɪd] Nherbicida m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

herbicide

[ˈhɜːrbɪsaɪd] nherbicide m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

herbicide

nHerbizid nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

herbicide

[ˈhɜːbɪˌsaɪd] nerbicida m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

herbicide

n herbicida m
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
In highly organic soils, adsorption is weaker and Paraquat remains herbicidally activhe for longer, up to 29 days in one trial on soil with 98% organic matter [1].
The PAT protein catalyses the acetylation of glufosinate, rendering the compound herbicidally inactive.