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Meaning of "pesticide" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PESTICIDE

pesticide  [ˈpɛstɪˌsaɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PESTICIDE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pesticide 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 PESTICIDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pesticide

Pesticide

Pesticides are substances meant for attracting, seducing, destroying, or mitigating any pest. They are a class of biocide. The most common use of pesticides is as plant protection products, which in general protect plants from damaging influences such as weeds, plant diseases or insects. This use of pesticides is so common that the term pesticide is often treated as synonymous with plant protection product, although it is in fact a broader term, as pesticides are also used for non-agricultural purposes. The term pesticide includes all of the following: herbicide, insecticide, insect growth regulator, nematicide, termiticide, molluscicide, piscicide, avicide, rodenticide, predacide, bactericide, insect repellent, animal repellent, antimicrobial, fungicide, disinfectant, and sanitizer. In general, a pesticide is a chemical or biological agent that deters, incapacitates, kills, or otherwise discourages pests. Target pests can include insects, plant pathogens, weeds, mollusks, birds, mammals, fish, nematodes, and microbes that destroy property, cause nuisance, or spread disease, or are disease vectors.

Definition of pesticide in the English dictionary

The definition of pesticide in the dictionary is a chemical used for killing pests, esp insects and rodents.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PESTICIDE


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

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PESTICIDE

pester
pester power
pesterer
pesteringly
pesterment
pesterous
pestful
pesthole
pesthouse
pesticidal
pestiferous
pestiferously
pestiferousness
pestilence
pestilent
pestilential
pestilentially
pestilently
pestle
pesto

WORDS THAT END LIKE PESTICIDE

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 pesticide in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «pesticide» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PESTICIDE

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

Translator English - Chinese

杀虫剂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pesticida
570 millions of speakers

English

pesticide
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कीटनाशक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُبِيدُ الْـحَشَرَاتِ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пестицид
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pesticida
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কীটনাশক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pesticide
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Racun perosak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schädlingsbekämpfungsmittel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

農薬
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

살충제
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pestisida
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

कीटकनाशक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

böcek zehiri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pesticida
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pestycydy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пестицид
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pesticid
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παρασιτοκτόνο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

plaagdoder
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pesticid
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

insektmiddel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pesticide

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PESTICIDE»

The term «pesticide» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.443 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PESTICIDE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «pesticide» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «pesticide» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PESTICIDE»

Discover the use of pesticide in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pesticide and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pesticide Profiles: Toxicity, Environmental Impact, and Fate
What these values and data mean in terms of human toxicity is clearly interpreted as well. The book also describes the meaning of carcinogenicity and how it is assessed in non-technical terms the non-expert can understand.
Michael A. Kamrin, 1997
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Pesticide Formulation and Adjuvant Technology
Pesticide Formulation and Adjuvant Technology brings together experts from industry, academia, regulatory offices, and the legal profession to provide a complete and international reference on agrichemical formulations and modern adjuvant ...
Chester L. Foy, David W. Pritchard, 1996
3
Pesticide Application Methods
Pesticide Application Methods is the standard work for all those involved in crop protection.
Graham Matthews, 2008
4
The Pesticide Conspiracy
" As a new Introduction to this edition recounts, some lessening of dangerous overreliance on massive pesticide applications has been achieved since van den Bosch published this book in 1978 partly as a result of its influence.
Robert Van Den Bosch, 1989
5
Pesticide Drift and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice
"Jill Lindsey Harrison considers political conflicts over pesticide drift in California, using them to illuminate the broader problem and its potential solutions.
Jill Lindsey Harrison, 2011
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Hayes' Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology
The Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology is a comprehensive, two-volume reference guide to the properties, effects, and regulation of pesticides that provides the latest and most complete information to researchers investigating the ...
‎2010
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Pesticide Synthesis Handbook
The objective of this Handbook is to describe the basic synthesis route(s) for the manufacture of 687 pesticides.
Thomas A. Unger, 1996
8
Pesticide Protocols
Comprehensive and versatile, Pesticide Protocols offers analysts powerful and highly practical tools for analyzing the presence of pesticides in complex matrices.
José L. Martínez Vidal, Antonia Garrido Frenich, 2005
9
Pesticide Properties in the Environment
Pesticide Properties in the Environment will be invaluable for environmental scientists, engineers, and consultants, as well as soil scientists and water quality specialists.
A.G. Hornsby, 1996
10
The Pesticide Detox: Towards a More Sustainable Agriculture
In the US, however, large amounts of pesticide are used in the home/garden (17 per cent by value) and in industrial, commercial and government settings (13 per cent by value). By active ingredient, US agriculture uses 324 million kg ...
Jules Pretty, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PESTICIDE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pesticide is used in the context of the following news items.
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Councillors for pesticide ban say public and business were …
Councillors Dieter Dudy and Tina Lange have not returned calls on the subject of public input for the pesticide decision. Councillors Cavers ... «InfoTel News Ltd, Jul 15»
2
Investigators: Banned pesticide responsible for Portland bee die-offs
The Oregon Department of Agriculture on Friday said the pesticide was ... The pesticide found in the bees is imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid that ... «KOMO News, Jul 15»
3
Study Examines Pesticide Presence in Bees and Honey
An alarming new study has found that more than 70 percent of pollen and honey samples collected from foraging bees in Massachusetts ... «Pioneer News, Jul 15»
4
Controversial pesticide ban temporarily lifted in UK
The UK government has temporarily lifted a ban on the use of the controversial pesticide neonicotinoids, even though there is still an EU-wide ... «Royal Society of Chemistry, Jul 15»
5
Suburban badge of honor: A lawn that's pesticide-free
Pesticide-free lawns are healthier for people, pets and water, says Ruth Kerzee, executive director of the Chicago-based Midwest Pesticide ... «Crain's Chicago Business, Jul 15»
6
Dead bees lead to questions about pesticide use in Laramie
“The whole pesticide thing is wrong on multiple levels,” Coates said. “People don't think about the consequences of throwing these chemicals ... «Laramie Boomerang, Jul 15»
7
School district releases details on pesticide use
The Iowa City Community School District lacks enough funding and staff to replace all chemical pest control with manual management, ... «Iowa City Press Citizen, Jul 15»
8
Stern measures against pesticide contamination
... to prevent the pesticide contamination of grains, fruits and vegetables. ... The State would soon have three laboratories to check for pesticide ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
9
Farmers quirky proposal involved a field, some pesticide and a plane
Farmer Rick Davies, 32, was trying to think up a quirky way to pop the question so decided to spell out his proposal in pesticide in his wheat ... «Metro, Jul 15»
10
Pesticide collection and disposal service in Crawford County
The pesticide collection and disposal service is free of charge, but only farm chemicals will be accepted. Paint, antifreeze, solvents, and ... «Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Pesticide [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pesticide>. Sep 2020 ».
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