pesticide

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Etymology[edit]

pest +‎ -i- +‎ -cide

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Noun[edit]

pesticide (plural pesticides)

  1. Anything, especially a synthetic substance but also any substance (e.g. sulfur), or virus, bacterium, or other organism, which kills or suppresses the activities of pests.
    • 2011, Allan S. Felsot, Pesticides and Health: Myths vs. Realities, page 4:
      Pesticide and fertilizer use has been recorded since ancient times, []
    • 2013, Meg Stout, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Aquaponic Gardening (ISBN 1615643338):
      Diluted neem oil can be effective as a pesticide and can control various fungal diseases, such as powdery mildew, on animals and plants.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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Adjective[edit]

pesticide

  1. feminine plural of pesticida