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herbicide

[hur-buh-sahyd, ur-] /ˈhɜr bəˌsaɪd, ˈɜr-/
noun
1.
a substance or preparation for killing plants, especially weeds.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; herb + -i- + -cide
Related forms
herbicidal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for herbicidal

herbicide

/ˈhɜːbɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
a chemical that destroys plants, esp one used to control weeds
Derived Forms
herbicidal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for herbicidal

herbicide

n.

1888, originally a trademark name, from herb + -cide.

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herbicidal in Science
herbicide
  (hûr'bĭ-sīd', ûr'-)   
A pesticide used to kill weeds. Paraquat is a herbicide. Compare fungicide, insecticide, rodenticide.

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