herbicide

[hur-buh-sahyd, ur-]
noun
a substance or preparation for killing plants, especially weeds.

Origin:
1895–1900; herb + -i- + -cide

herbicidal, adjective
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herbicide (ˈhɜːbɪˌsaɪd)
 
n
a chemical that destroys plants, esp one used to control weeds
 
herbi'cidal
 
adj

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herbicide  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (hûr'bĭ-sīd', ûr'-)  Pronunciation Key 
A pesticide used to kill weeds. Paraquat is a herbicide. Compare fungicide, insecticide, rodenticide.

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Example sentences
They talk of using herbicides strategically, while continuing mechanical
  methods and introducing biological controls.
It has not yet taken even basic measures to reduce possible damage to public
  health in areas exposed to herbicides.
Chemical herbicides can help you reestablish control over a lawn where weeds
  have gained the upper hand.
Herbicidal soaps, corn gluten meal and biological controls are effective
  alternatives to chemical herbicides.
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