Definition of Pesticide

1. Noun. A chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects).




Definition of Pesticide

1. Noun. A substance, usually synthetic although sometimes biological, used to kill or contain the activities of pests ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pesticide

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pesticide

1. A chemical which is used to kill unwanted organisms such as rats, insects, nematodes, etc. Pesticides often act as nerve poisons, and they are hazardous to animals and humans (some pesticides can cause nerve or liver damage, birth defects and cancer). See: biological magnification and herbicide. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pesticide

pesteringly
pesterings
pesterment
pesterments
pesterous
pesters
pestery
pestful
pesthole
pestholes
pesthouse
pesthouses
pesticaemia
pesticidal
pesticidally
pesticide (current term)
pesticide poisoning
pesticide residues
pesticide synergists
pesticides
pestiduct
pestiducts
pestier
pestiest
pestiferous
pestiferously
pestiferousness
pestilation
pestilence
pestilences

Literary usage of Pesticide

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1. Environmental Indicators for Agriculture by Organisation for Economic Co-operation, SourceOECD (Online service), Development. (2001)
"Chapter 2 pesticide USE AND RISKS Context HIGHLIGHTS Agricultural pesticides ... The risks vary greatly depending on pesticide's inherent toxicity (or ..."

2. 50 Ways Farmers Can Protect Their Groundwater by Michael C. Hirschi, F. William Simmons, Doug Peterson, Ed Giles (1998)
"Determine your pesticide's potential for leaching pesticide pathways When a pesticide is ... But here are some of the most important: pesticide degradation. ..."

3. 57 Ways to Protect Your Home Environment (& Yourself) by Rick Weinzierl (1999)
"Before you buy a pesticide, read the label to determine: • Whether it is the ... Whether the pesticide can be used safely under your application conditions. ..."

4. Agricultural Safety and Health: A Resource Guide by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Topics include symptoms of pesticide poisoning, first aid, protective clothing and equipment use, safe pesticide practices, pesticide labels, ..."

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