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synonyms for insecticide

  • defoliant
  • fungicide
  • pesticide
  • DDT
  • paraquat
  • weedkiller
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How to use insecticide in a sentence

By the 1980s, China was extensively testing and implementing insecticide nets around the country as a prevention method, well before they were standard practice.
CHINA BECOMES THE LARGEST COUNTRY TO OFFICIALLY ERADICATE MALARIAMONROE HAMMONDJULY 1, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
In plants, it functions as an insecticide — poisoning insects that try to eat the plant.
SCIENTISTS SAY: NICOTINEBETHANY BROOKSHIREJUNE 7, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Tick activity is expected to be higher than usual this year, and some health experts recommend wearing clothing that’s been treated with permethrin, an insecticide.
CICADAS, PLANTS AND TOO MUCH SUN: HOW TO KEEP YOUR PET SAFE FROM SUMMER HAZARDSANGELA HAUPTJUNE 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In fact, another study found that sparrows eating seeds coated with a neonicotinoid insecticide commonly used in agriculture lost weight and then delayed their migration.
HERE’S THE REAL STORY BEHIND ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S ‘THE BIRDS’TOM MCNAMARADECEMBER 3, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
First, researchers need to test the new version of the insecticide against pesticide-resistant mosquitoes.
HEATING DELTAMETHRIN MAY HELP IT KILL PESTICIDE-RESISTANT MOSQUITOESMARIA TEMMINGOCTOBER 19, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Sometimes a druggist will remember selling some poison to kill a dog or as an insecticide.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
There are very few data at hand concerning the discovery of the insecticide properties of pyrethrum.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT NO. 299VARIOUS
Perches are best cleaned by washing with some liquid insecticide, and then allowing them to dry in the sun.
MAKING A POULTRY HOUSEMARY ROBERTS CONOVER
The experiments prove that all insects having open mouth parts are peculiarly susceptible to this popular insecticide.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, VOLUME 40, NO. 13, MARCH 29, 1879VARIOUS
Get ready in advance for prompt action against it by laying in a supply of the insecticide at the beginning of the summer.
ABC OF GARDENINGEBEN EUGENE REXFORD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO INSECTICIDE

  • DDT
  • defoliant
  • fungicide
  • insecticide
  • paraquat
  • pesticide
  • weedkiller
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.