Definition of Insectifuge
1. Noun. A chemical substance that repels insects.
Medical Definition of Insectifuge
1. A substance that drives off insects. Origin: insect + L. Fugo, to put to flight (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Insectifuge
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1. Manual of Military Hygiene for the Military Services of the United States by Valery Havard (1909)
"Coal oil simply sprinkled into the pit, without firing, is doubtless useful, not so much asa disinfectant than as an insectifuge, keeping away flies; but, ..."
2. The Condensed Chemical Dictionary: A Reference Volume for All Requiring by Chemical Catalog Company, Inc (1920)
"Uses: Medicine; insectifuge. Clay, Fire. Kaolins containing a considerable amount of free silica as quartz. The deposits are found underlying coal beds. ..."
3. American Druggist (1884)
"The insect powders made from the Cali- The insecticide and insectifuge qualities of the dried and finely-powdered flower heads of different species of ..."
4. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1903)
"... tonic, insectifuge. 180. Passiflora incarnata. Passion-flower. Eastern Kansas. Hypnotic. 181. Penthorum sedoides. Virginia stone-crop. Eastern Kansas. ..."
5. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1886)
"(Pediculus, a louse; no obvious application, unless the herb was used as an insectifuge.) — Large genus, of perennial herbs, or rarely biennial or annual ..."