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If your corn has a herbicide-tolerant gene, it means you can spray your herbicides and kill the weeds; you won't kill your corn because it's producing a gene that makes it tolerant of the herbicide.
Jeremy Rifkin

Meaning of "herbicide" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HERBICIDE

herbicide  [ˈhɜːbɪˌsaɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HERBICIDE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Herbicide is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HERBICIDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

herbicide

Herbicide

Herbicides, also commonly known as weedkillers, are pesticides used to kill unwanted plants. Selective herbicides kill specific targets, while leaving the desired crop relatively unharmed. Some of these act by interfering with the growth of the weed and are often synthetic mimics of natural plant hormones. Herbicides used to clear waste ground, industrial sites, railways and railway embankments are not selective and kill all plant material with which they come into contact. Smaller quantities are used in forestry, pasture systems, and management of areas set aside as wildlife habitat. Some plants produce natural herbicides, such as the genus Juglans, or the tree of heaven; such action of natural herbicides, and other related chemical interactions, is called allelopathy. Herbicides are widely used in agriculture and landscape turf management. In the US, they account for about 70% of all agricultural pesticide use.

Definition of herbicide in the English dictionary

The definition of herbicide in the dictionary is a chemical that destroys plants, esp one used to control weeds.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HERBICIDE


acaricide
əˈkærɪˌsaɪd
bactericide
bækˈtɪərɪˌsaɪd
countryside
ˈkʌntrɪˌsaɪd
deicide
ˈdiːɪˌsaɪd
foeticide
ˈfiːtɪˌsaɪd
fungicide
ˈfʌndʒɪˌsaɪd
Heaviside
ˈhɛvɪˌsaɪd
homicide
ˈhɒmɪˌsaɪd
infanticide
ɪnˈfæntɪˌsaɪd
insecticide
ɪnˈsɛktɪˌsaɪd
Merseyside
ˈmɜːzɪˌsaɪd
pesticide
ˈpɛstɪˌsaɪd
regicide
ˈrɛdʒɪˌsaɪd
rodenticide
rəʊˈdɛntɪˌsaɪd
silicide
ˈsɪlɪˌsaɪd
spermicide
ˈspɜːmɪˌsaɪd
Speyside
ˈspeɪˌsaɪd
suicide
ˈsuːɪˌsaɪd
verbicide
ˈvɜːbɪˌsaɪd
wayside
ˈweɪˌsaɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HERBICIDE

herbalism
herbalist
herbaria
herbarial
herbarium
herbary
herbed
Herbert
herbicidal
herbicidally
herbier
herbiest
herbivore
herbivorous
herbivorously
herbivorousness
herbivory
herbless
herblet
herblike

WORDS THAT END LIKE HERBICIDE

algicide
assisted suicide
biopesticide
culpable homicide
decide
feticide
filicide
fratricide
justifiable homicide
larvicide
liberticide
matricide
miticide
molluscicide
negligent homicide
nematicide
parricide
patricide
raticide
tyrannicide
viricide

Synonyms and antonyms of herbicide in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «herbicide» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HERBICIDE

Find out the translation of herbicide to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of herbicide from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «herbicide» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

除草剂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

herbicida
570 millions of speakers

English

herbicide
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शाक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مبيدات الأعشاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гербицид
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

herbicida
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উদ্ভিদনাশক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

herbicide
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Herbisida
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Herbizid
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

除草剤
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

제초제
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Herbisida
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuốc diệt cỏ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹெர்மிஸைட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

औषधी वनस्पती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

herbisit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

erbicida
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

herbicyd
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гербіцид
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

erbicid
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζιζανιοκτόνο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onkruiddoder
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

herbicid
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ugressmiddel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of herbicide

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HERBICIDE»

The term «herbicide» is quite widely used and occupies the 44.614 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HERBICIDE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about herbicide

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QUOTES WITH «HERBICIDE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word herbicide.
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Jeremy Rifkin
If your corn has a herbicide-tolerant gene, it means you can spray your herbicides and kill the weeds; you won't kill your corn because it's producing a gene that makes it tolerant of the herbicide.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HERBICIDE»

Discover the use of herbicide in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to herbicide and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Herbicide Activity: Toxicology, Biochemistry and Molecular ...
More recently, developments in molecular biology have provided information about herbicide action at the genetic level. Less well understood are the toxicological aspects of herbicide activity that culminate in plant injury or death.
R. Michael Roe, James D. Burton, Ronald J. Kuhr, 1997
2
Glyphosate: A Unique Global Herbicide
Glyphosate is a popular global post-emergent perennial herbicide. This volume is a comprehensive review of glyphosate's history, properties, chemistry, biology, formulation, technology, enzymology, and structure/activity relationship.
John E. Franz, Michael K. Mao, James A. Sikorski, 1997
3
Herbicide-Resistant Crops: Agricultural, Economic, ...
The wide range of viewpoints presented in this book creates a balanced and complete survey, providing a notable contribution to the literature.
Stephen O. Duke, 1995
4
Molecular mechanisms of herbicide selectivity
This book examines those aspects of plant physiology, principally in crop plants, which can be affected by herbicides; the possibilities that are offered by recombinant DNA technology for developing resistance to herbicides; and methods for ...
D. E. Hathway, 1989
5
Weed Physiology: Herbicide physiology
Herbicide physiology; Effects of herbicides on photosynthesis; Effects of herbicides on respiration; Effects of herbicides on chloroplast and cellular development; Effects of herbicides on nonphotosynthethic biosynthetic processes; ...
Stephen O. Duke, 1985
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Veterans and Agent Orange:: Herbicide/Dioxin Exposure and ...
This is a change in classification from the recent Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000 report, which found limited/suggestive evidence for such an association.
Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Third Biennial Update), Institute of Medicine, 2002
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Target Sites of Herbicide Action
Key developments have been the exploitation of herbicide-resistant weed biotypes in studies of herbicidal mechanism and the utilization of microbial organisms in which additional resistant mutants can be generated and analyzed  ...
Peter Boger, Gerhard Sandmann, 1989
8
A Handbook for Weed Control in Rice
Principles. of. herbicide. use. Table 4.1. Meanings of signal words found on herbicide formulation ... Translocated herbicides Translocated (systemic) herbicides move from the point where the herbicide comes into contact with the plant to other ...
Kwesi Ampong-Nyarko, Surajit K. De Datta, 1991
9
Herbicide resistance in plants: biology and biochemistry
The rapid escalation in herbicide resistance worldwide & in the understanding of resistance at the population, biochemical, & molecular level is the focus of this timely book.
Stephen B. Powles, Joseph A. M. Holtum, 1994
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Herbicide Resistance and World Grains
Resistance occurs as a result of heritable changes to biochemical processes that enable plant survival when treated with a herbicide. This chapter deals with the specific changes to plant biochemistry that endow resistance to herbicides.
Stephen B. Powles, Dale L Shaner, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HERBICIDE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term herbicide is used in the context of the following news items.
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Monsanto says panel to review WHO finding on cancer link to …
Monsanto President Brett Begemann said his company is confident in the safety of its herbicide products, and the review is being done ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
2
Herbicide spraying program to begin in Chemung County
The Chemung County Department of Public Works announced it will begin its annual herbicide program next week, weather permitting, and ... «Elmira Star-Gazette, Jul 15»
3
Dow AgroSciences Reveals Name Of New Residual Corn Herbicide
Dow AgroSciences announced July 14 that its new corn herbicide, previously referred to as GF-3471, will be named Resicore™ herbicide. «Growing Produce, Jul 15»
4
Herbicide studies could lead to restrictions - - Capital Press
Herbicide studies could lead to restrictions. Mateusz Perkowski. Capital Press. Published: July 14, 2015 4:58PM. Four common pesticides will be studied for ... «Capital Press, Jul 15»
5
Independent Panel To Examine Monsanto Herbicide Risks
In an attempt to permanently dismiss any concerns about their herbicide ingredients, Monsanto has reportedly hired the Intertek Scientific And ... «World Report Now, Jul 15»
6
Potentially cancer-causing herbicide used on Dublin's streets
The use of the herbicide was raised in Dublin City Council by Green Party councillor Ciarán Cuffe who has tabled a motion which will go ... «thejournal.ie, Jul 15»
7
Dow AgroSciences announces name of new corn herbicide
Dow AgroSciences is launching a new corn herbicide named Resicore herbicide, pending regulatory approvals. The company's field trials ... «Farm Industry News, Jul 15»
8
PLATEAU GARDENING: Vinegar is not a Recommended Herbicide
Unless your product is registered with the EPA as an herbicide, using it ... The effectiveness of vinegar as an herbicide has been tested by the ... «Crossville Chronicle, Jul 15»
9
County seeing positive results with herbicide program
A Lauderdale County spray truck heads along Lauderdale 364 and sprays herbicide to knock down weeds and tall grasses that grow along the ... «Times Daily, Jul 15»
10
Dow AgroSciences names new residual corn herbicide
Dow AgroSciences announced July 8 that its new corn herbicide, previously referred to as GF-3471, will be named Resicore herbicide. «Delta Farm Press, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Herbicide [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/herbicide>. Dec 2019 ».
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