insecticide

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From French insecticide, as insect +‎ -cide.

Noun[edit]

insecticide (plural insecticides)

  1. A substance used to kill insects.
    • 2009, Handbook of Pesticides: Methods of Pesticide Residues Analysis (ISBN 1420082477)
      The dried seed powder of custard apple (Annona squamosa L; family: Annonaceae) has been used as an insecticide in India and many other tropical countries since ancient times.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

insecte +‎ -cide

Noun[edit]

insecticide m (plural insecticides)

  1. insecticide

References[edit]

"insecticide" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).