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Natural selection certainly operates. It explains how bacteria will gain antibiotic resistance; it will explain how insects get insecticide resistance, but it doesn't explain how you get bacteria or insects in the first place.
William A. Dembski

Meaning of "insecticide" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INSECTICIDE

insecticide  [ɪnˈsɛktɪˌsaɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INSECTICIDE

noun
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verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Insecticide 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 INSECTICIDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

insecticide

Insecticide

An insecticide is a substance used to kill insects. They include ovicides and larvicides used against insect eggs and larvae, respectively. Insecticides are used in agriculture, medicine, industry and by consumers. Insecticides are claimed to be a major factor behind the increase in agricultural 20th century's productivity. Nearly all insecticides have the potential to significantly alter ecosystems; many are toxic to humans; some concentrate along the food chain. Insecticides can be classified in different ways: ▪ Systemic insecticides are incorporated by treated plants. Insects ingest the insecticide while feeding on the plants. ▪ Contact insecticides are toxic to insects when brought into direct contact. Efficacy is often related to the quality of pesticide application, with small droplets often improving performance. ▪ Natural insecticides, such as nicotine, pyrethrum and neem extracts are made by plants as defenses against insects. Nicotine-based insecticides are widely used in the US and Canada, but are barred in the European Union. ▪ Plant-incorporated protectants are systemic insecticides produced by transgenic plants.

Definition of insecticide in the English dictionary

The definition of insecticide in the dictionary is a substance used to destroy insect pests.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INSECTICIDE


aborticide
əˈbɔːtɪˌsaɪd
antipesticide
ˌæntɪˈpestɪˌsaɪd
biopesticide
ˌbaɪəʊˈpɛstɪˌsaɪd
feticide
ˈfiːtɪˌsaɪd
foeticide
ˈfiːtɪˌsaɪd
giganticide
dʒaɪˈɡæntɪˌsaɪd
homicide
ˈhɒmɪˌsaɪd
infanticide
ɪnˈfæntɪˌsaɪd
liberticide
lɪˈbɜːtɪˌsaɪd
menticide
ˈmentɪˌsaɪd
miticide
ˈmɪtɪˌsaɪd
multicide
ˈmʌltɪˌsaɪd
neonaticide
ˌniːəʊˈneɪtɪˌsaɪd
parasiticide
ˌpærəˈsɪtɪˌsaɪd
pesticide
ˈpɛstɪˌsaɪd
raticide
ˈrætɪˌsaɪd
rodenticide
rəʊˈdɛntɪˌsaɪd
suicide
ˈsuːɪˌsaɪd
vaticide
ˈvætɪˌsaɪd
viticide
ˈvɪtɪˌsaɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INSECTICIDE

insect repellent
insect spray
insect-like
insectan
insectaria
insectaries
insectarium
insectary
insectean
insecticidal
insecticidally
insectiform
insectifuge
insectile
insection
insectivore
insectivorous
insectivorous bat
insectologist
insectology

WORDS THAT END LIKE INSECTICIDE

acaricide
algicide
assisted suicide
bactericide
culpable homicide
decide
deicide
filicide
fratricide
fungicide
germicide
herbicide
justifiable homicide
larvicide
matricide
negligent homicide
nematicide
patricide
regicide
silicide
spermicide

Synonyms and antonyms of insecticide in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «insecticide» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INSECTICIDE

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

Translator English - Chinese

杀虫剂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

insecticida
570 millions of speakers

English

insecticide
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कीटनाशक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحشرات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

инсектицид
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

inseticida
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কীটনাশক বস্তু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

insecticide
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Racun serangga
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Insektizid
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

殺虫剤
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

살충제
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Insektisida
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuốc trừ sâu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பூச்சிக்கொல்லி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कीटकनाशके
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

böcek ilacı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

insetticida
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

insektycyd
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

інсектицид
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

insecticid
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εντομοκτόνο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

insekdoder
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

insekticid
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

insektmiddel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of insecticide

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INSECTICIDE»

The term «insecticide» is quite widely used and occupies the 36.755 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INSECTICIDE» OVER TIME

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

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QUOTES WITH «INSECTICIDE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word insecticide.
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William A. Dembski
Natural selection certainly operates. It explains how bacteria will gain antibiotic resistance; it will explain how insects get insecticide resistance, but it doesn't explain how you get bacteria or insects in the first place.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INSECTICIDE»

Discover the use of insecticide in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to insecticide and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Encyclopedia of Entomology
cases, the term median effective dose (ED50) or concentration (EC50) may be used to express the toxicity level of the insecticide. A number of standard techniques are available for insecticide bioassay. The most commonly used techniques ...
John L. Capinera, 2008
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Molecular mechanisms of insecticide resistance: diversity ...
Also compares mechanisms among Diptera, Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Homoptera, and Orthoptera and summarizes biochemical and genetic strategies that can be used to delay the development of resistance to insect control agents for the future.
Christopher A. Mullin, Jeffrey G. Scott, American Chemical Society. Division of Agrochemicals, 1992
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Conference on Insecticide Resistance and Insect Physiology, ...
The hope was to progress eventually to insecticide effects, but we haven't gotten that far. The dehydrogenase has been compared in flies, in beetles, in the caterpillar larva, and in the cockroach. As we take the results from different individuals ...
‎1952
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Insecticide Use on Vegetables in Ghana: Would GM Seed ...
Determinants of Insecticide Use Descriptive statistics of the main explanatory variables used are presented by crop in Table 3. Table 4 shows the results of the probit regression on factors affecting the probability that growers use insecticides.
Daniela Horna, Melinda Smale, Ramatu Al-Hassan, José Falck-Zepeda, and Samuel E. Timpo
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Ecological and evolutionary aspects of insecticide resistance
This book uses studies of the evolution of insecticide resistance to investigate more genera ecological and evolutionary processes.
John A. McKenzie, 1996
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Pesticide Management and Insecticide Resistance
E. Owusu-Manu Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana New Tafo, Ghana INTRODUCTION Before any insecticide is recommended for general use by the cocoa farmer, not only is the efficacy of the insecticide on the pest evaluated but also the ...
David Watson, 2012
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Research Methods in Toxicology and Insecticide Resistance ...
When prophylactic insecticides are constantly applied, such practices will destroy ecosystem services and cause planthop- per outbreaks, and will also induce rapid development of insecticide resistance. In the past 10 years, we have ...
‎2011
8
Insecticide persistence in natural seawater as affected by ...
INSECTICIDE EXTRACTION AND ANALYSIS Following incubation, residual insecticides were extracted with 100 ml of a 1:1 (v:v) ratio of hexane and acetone, both pesticidequality solvents. Diazinon (90.62 fjg) was added to malathion, ...
William W. Walker, United States. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory (Gulf Breeze, Fla.), 1978
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Pyrethroids: From Chrysanthemum to Modern Industrial Insecticide
This book offers insights on the effects of rapid climate change at the poles, one of which is that ecosystems adapted to polar environments are likely to be vulnerable as the climate warms.
Noritada Matsuo, Tatsuya Mori, 2012
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Pesticides in Agriculture and the Environment
Somewhat later, insecticide use on other major field crops, particularly corn, increased rapidly. Insecticides were applied to less than 10% of corn acreage during the mid-1950s but to 35-40% by 1976. Since the mid-1980s, the proportion of ...
Willis B. Wheeler, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INSECTICIDE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term insecticide is used in the context of the following news items.
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Insects are officially here and prepared to annoy | Dallas Morning …
You should treat with Bacillus thuringiensis or a general-purpose insecticide when you first see them. At that point they'll be easily controlled. «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
2
Local tree company uses injections to treat emerald ash borer …
Brian Rhoten, local manager of Bartlett Tree Experts, injected Wrable's trees Friday with a systemic insecticide called Treeage, which will ... «Carroll County Times, Jul 15»
3
Recent rains proving costly in several ways | Lubbock Online …
“We get everything sprayed and get the larvacide (an insecticide that is specifically targeted against the larval life stage of an insect) and then ... «LubbockOnline.com, Jul 15»
4
Knowledge to Grow: Eliminating the squash bug - News - Sturgis …
If you use an insecticide, spray in late afternoon or evening to avoid injury to bees. Page 2 of 2 - As always, happy gardening! Karen Weiland is ... «Sturgis Journal, Jul 15»
5
Rains spring cloud of grasshoppers | Amarillo Globe-News
AgriLife Extension recommends farmers treat the insects now to prevent using insecticide later that could cause crop damage. “When they're ... «Amarillo.com, Jul 15»
6
The Garden Guru: Shade for the ages | The Star Telegram The Star …
The solution is to apply a systemic insecticide three or four weeks prior to the time you first saw their damage (including the tiny honeydew ... «Fort Worth Star Telegram, Jul 15»
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There's no cure for rose rosette disease - Coshocton Tribune
Using insecticide or miticide is not a practical solution, either, as they are not overly effective against the eriophyid mite. Plants showing signs of ... «Coshocton Tribune, Jul 15»
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EPA to Cancel Uses of an Insecticide
“We are taking strong steps to protect human health—especially the health of children—from this widely used insecticide,” said Jim Jones, ... «Topanga Messenger, Jul 15»
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Movie Review: Ant-Man -- Hold the insecticide - Huffington Post
Movie Review: Ant-Man -- Hold the insecticide. Posted: 07/16/2015 8:36 am EDT Updated: 07/16/2015 9:59 am EDT. Share · Tweet. Email. Comment. Share on ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Wait for nightfall to get rid of wasps | Tim Lockley | The Sun Herald
The easiest method is to purchase one of those wasp sprays that shoot the insecticide over a significant distance. Once you have your aerosol, ... «SunHerald.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Insecticide [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/insecticide>. Aug 2019 ».
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