herbicide

Definitions of herbicide
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n a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth

Synonyms:
weed killer, weedkiller
Types:
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Agent Orange
a herbicide used in the Vietnam War to defoliate forest areas
atrazine
a synthetic compound derived from triazine that is widely used as an agricultural herbicide
linuron
a herbicide that kills weeds without harming vegetables
paraquat
a poisonous yellow solid used in solution as a herbicide
silvex
a herbicide that is effective in controlling woody plants but is toxic to animals
simazine
a herbicide used to control weeds (especially among crops)
Type of:
chemical, chemical substance
material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules

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