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attractant

[uh-trak-tuh nt] /əˈtræk tənt/
noun
1.
an attracting agent or substance; lure:
the sex attractant of the cockroach; a synthetic attractant used to bait insect traps.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; attract + -ant
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  • All of them have distinctive odors that give them their attractant and repellent properties.
  • As a registered biochemical pesticide, it is intended for use as an attractant for yellow jackets in traps.
  • All millets are a major attractant to doves and other seed eating birds.
British Dictionary definitions for attractant

attractant

/əˈtræktənt/
noun
1.
a substance that attracts, esp a chemical (sex attractant) produced by an insect and attracting insects of the same species See also pheromone
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