1. dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane

noun. an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans; banned in the United States since 1972.


  • insect powder
  • insecticide
  • DDT

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Example sentences of the word dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane

1. Noun, singular or mass
To ensure that their harvest is not affected by insects, they use pesticides like dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, or DDT.