insecticide

[ in-sek-tuh-sahyd ]SEE DEFINITION OF insecticide

Synonyms for insecticide

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No insecticide can reach an enemy that hides in the trunk of the tree it destroys.

There is no insecticide that will be effective, because of the underground point of attack.

Perhaps you hoe between the plants or syringe them with insecticide?

The walls should be well washed with some insecticide of this kind.

Minor uses were in agriculture as a fungicide and insecticide, in vulcanizing rubber, and in the manufacture of gunpowder.

They are very liable to attacks from aphides, but the insecticide for pears in pots is good also for plums.

The ramparts of insecticide with which he surrounded himself availed nought.

He shut off the flow of insecticide and the mass-converter grew silent in the engine room below.

There are very few data at hand concerning the discovery of the insecticide properties of pyrethrum.

The celebrated nostrum vended under the name of Insecticide is said to be nothing but benzol.

WORD ORIGIN

"substance which kills insects," 1865, from insect + -cide.

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