Definition of Preemergent

1. Adjective. (context: of a herbicide) Preventing the germination of seeds by inhibiting an important enzyme. ¹



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Definition of Preemergent

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Preemergent

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preemergent (current term)
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Literary usage of Preemergent

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"preemergent soil treatment with a wide variety of herbicides and other agents is now possible with the advent of controlled release. ..."

2. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"(1987) have shown that preemergent reproductive success in outcrossing species is not linked to resource or pollen availablity, but rather to genetic load ..."

3. "The Words Came Down!": English Language Learners Read, Write, and Talk ...by Emelie Lowrey Parker, Tess Haysham Pardini by Emelie Lowrey Parker, Tess Haysham Pardini (2006)
"Even the students who are preemergent readers have their own reading work to do independently. If they do not have appropriate-leveled text to hold their ..."

4. Hold Your Ground: A Practical Guide for Protecting Your Natural ResourcesNature - (1993)
"... preemergent weed controls are applied. Aerate annually or more frequently if high traffic areas exist. )n most lawn fertilizers the manufacturers' ..."

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