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weedkiller

(ˈwiːdˌkɪlə)
n
(Botany) a substance, usually a chemical or hormone, used for killing weeds

weed•kill•er

(ˈwidˌkɪl ər)

n.
a herbicide.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weedkiller - a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growthweedkiller - 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)
Translations
مادَّة كيماوِيَّه قاتِلَة للأعْشابمُبِيدُ الَأعْشَابِ الضَارَّة
herbicid
ukrudtsmiddel
rikkaruohomyrkky
herbicid
gyomirtó
illgresiseyîir
除草剤
제초제
herbicíd
ogräsmedel
ยากำจัดวัชพืช
yabani ot ilâcıyabani ot öldürücü
thuốc diệt cỏ dại

weedkiller

[ˈwiːdˌkɪlə>ʳ] Nherbicida m

weedkiller

nUnkrautvernichter m, → Unkrautbekämpfungsmittel nt

weed

(wiːd) noun
any wild plant, especially when growing among cultivated plants or where it is not wanted. The garden is full of weeds.
verb
to remove weeds (from). to weed the garden.
ˈweedkiller noun
a chemical etc used to kill weeds.
weed out
to remove (things which are unwanted) from a group or collection.

weedkiller

مُبِيدُ الَأعْشَابِ الضَارَّة herbicid ukrudtsmiddel Unkrautvertilger ζιζανιοκτόνο herbicida rikkaruohomyrkky désherbant herbicid diserbante 除草剤 제초제 onkruidverdelger ugrasmiddel środek chwastobójczy herbicida гербицид ogräsmedel ยากำจัดวัชพืช yabani ot öldürücü thuốc diệt cỏ dại 除草剂
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The best way to keep it in check is to catch it when the shoots first show through the ground and treat it with spot weedkiller.
The best way to keep it in check is to treat it with spot weedkiller when the shoots first show through the ground.
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In the latest stage of a decade-long legal tussle, the appeals court in Lyon on Thursday found in favour of farmer Paul Francois' claim that Monsanto's Lasso weedkiller had made him sick and that the product's labelling had been inadequate.
Plaintiffs' lawyers in cases against Bayer, which is facing mounting lawsuits claiming cancer links to Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller, are arguing that Monsanto's ties to the scientific community and its influence on outside studies of Roundup's active ingredient tainted the safety research, the Wall Street Journal's Jacob Bunge and Ruth Bender report, citing the suits.
If you want to kill off your ivy, the best thing I can recommend is to use SBK weedkiller. This tough weedkiller has become a leading name in the effective control of brambles, thistles, nettles, dock, woody weeds and unwanted saplings.
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