Definition of Herbicide

1. Noun. A chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth.

Exact synonyms: Weed Killer, Weedkiller
Specialized synonyms: Agent Orange, Atrazine, Linuron, Paraquat, Silvex, Simazine
Terms within: Arsenic, As, Atomic Number 33
Generic synonyms: Chemical, Chemical Substance

Definition of Herbicide

1. Noun. A substance used to kill plants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Herbicide

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Medical Definition of Herbicide

1. A chemical used to kill or control the growth of plants. Some herbicides (such as synthetic auxins and triazine) selectively kill broad-leaved plants while leaving grass-leaved plants (i.e., cereal crops) unharmed. Other herbicides, such as paraquat, kill all plants. Herbicide use has dramatically increased crop yield worldwide but has caused serious environmental problems, polluting soil and water and causing health hazards for humans and animals. See: pesticide. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Herbicide

herbelet
herbelets
herber
herbergage
herbergages
herbergeour
herbergeours
herbers
herberts
herbertsmithite
herberwe
herbes de Provence
herbescent
herbicidal
herbicidally
herbicide (current term)
herbicides
herbid
herbier
herbiest
herbiferous
herbiness
herbist
herbists
herbivora
herbivore
herbivores
herbivories
herbivorous
herbivorousness

Literary usage of Herbicide

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1. 50 Ways Farmers Can Protect Their Groundwater by Michael C. Hirschi, F. William Simmons, Doug Peterson, Ed Giles (1998)
"Higher herbicide rates are needed to make up for the reduction in tillage. ... But the second assumption—you have to increase herbicide rates—often does not ..."

2. Quality of Our Nations Waters: Nutrients and Pesticidesby Gregory J. Fuhrer by Gregory J. Fuhrer (2000)
"The Corn Belt has the highest herbicide use in the Nation. The high concentrations measured in the White River Basin and Central Nebraska Basins are ..."

3. Pesticides in the Next Decade: The Challenges Ahead: Third National Research (1994)
"Results indicate that the use of herbicide resistant corn varieties would result in less total and fewer types of herbicide compounds being used on planted ..."

4. Silviculture: From the Crane of Forestry to Ecosystem Management edited by Louise H. Foley (1998)
"Six roles for herbicide treatments in ecosystem management are suggested: create and ... Low impact, selective herbicide treatments include tree injection, ..."

5. Proceedings for the Eight Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference by M. Boya Edwards (2001)
"Trees receiving the fertilizer+herbicide treatment were 33.3 and 26.4 percent greater than the control during the second year and in the two year average, ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The use of granules is an effective way of controlling herbicide ingestion, as they fall to ... Rain or irrigation water washes away much of the herbicide; ..."

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