Herbicide definition

hûrbĭ-sīd, ûr-
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Any chemical substance used to kill plants, esp. weeds, or to check their growth.
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A substance used to destroy or inhibit the growth of plants, especially weeds.
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A substance used to kill plants.
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A pesticide used to kill weeds. Paraquat is a herbicide.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
herbicide
Plural:
herbicides

Origin of herbicide

  • herb +‎ -cide

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