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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɛstɨsaɪd/
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- (General American) enPR: pĕsʹtĭ-sīd', IPA(key): /ˈpɛstɪ̈ˌsaɪd/
- Hyphenation: pes‧ti‧cide
pesticide (plural pesticides)
- 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:
- 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 quotations using this term, see Citations:pesticide.
substance used to kill or repress the activities of pests
pesticide m (plural pesticides)