Synonyms
Etymology

1. insecticide

noun. ['ˌɪnˈsɛktəˌsaɪd'] a chemical used to kill insects.

Synonyms

  • organophosphate
  • rotenone
  • Malathion
  • Paris green
  • pesticide
  • lindane
  • parathion
  • insect powder
  • pyrethrum
  • dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
  • DDT
  • atomic number 33
  • arsenic
  • lead arsenate
  • As

Etymology

  • -cide (English)
  • insect (English)
  • insectum (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word insecticide


1. Noun, singular or mass
It is a light, fine powder that is safe and effective when used as an insecticide.

2. Adjective
Treat your privet hedge with an insecticide product to combat insect infestation.

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