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Definition of the noun agent orange

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  1. a herbicide used in the Vietnam War to defoliate forest areas
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic terms: herbicide / weed killer / weedkiller = a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth
    • substance: dioxin = any of several toxic or carcinogenic hydrocarbons that occur as impurities in herbicides


"Agent Orange" is an American short silent film directed by Tony Scott. The film is about a psychedelic love story taking place in a "shadowy dreamscape". In 2004, the film was created with a hand cranked camera, noticeably altering motion. It was produced by's Amazon Theater.


Agent Orange is a fictional character from the 2008 film Witless Protection.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Epidemiology (2008)

by Sarah Boslaugh

The Agent Orange Act of 1991 After many years of denials of benefits to Vietnam veterans for lack of evidence that the diseases claimed had been caused by exposure to Agent Orange, Congress passed, and the president signed, the Agent ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1970s (1999)

by James Stuart Olson

AGENT ORANGE The decision to defoliate millions of acres of Indochinese jungles grew out of the nature of the war. Vietcong and North Vietnamese used the dense foliage of tropical jungles to hide from American troops and, even worse ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environment and Society (2007)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by Paul Robbins

But Agent Orange has a darker side: Dioxin TCDD (2, 3, 7, 8-tetrachlorodibenzo- para-dioxin), a byproduct of its manufacturing process, has proven to be a human carcinogen. In 1969, a study by the National Cancer Institute released to the ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

Agent Orange (herbicide orange). a defoliant herbicide formulation used widely by United States military forces in the Vietnam war to remove forest cover and destroy the crops. It contained equal pans of 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T and was ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science (2000)

by John F. Mongillo, Linda Zierdt-Warshaw

Agent Orange was a mixture of two herbicides: 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic ACID (2,4-D) and 2,4,5- trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4, 5-T) — compounds composed of CARBON, HYDROGEN, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1960s (1999)

by James Stuart Olson

AGNEW, SPIRO THEODORE 9 AGENT ORANGE. Agent Orange was the name for the primary chemical herbicide used by U.S. military forces between 1962 and 1970 to defoliate forested areas near the Demilitarized Zone* in South Vietnam ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Military Technology and Innovation (2004)

by Stephen Bull

See Agent Orange Agent Orange CHEMICAL WARFARE Though foliage has been destroyed on a regular basis in warfare for centuries to improve fields of fire or deny crops or cover to the enemy, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the War in Vietnam (2011)

by Ronald B. Frankum Jr.

Agent Orange and the Effects of Chemical Warfare Cecil, Paul. Herbicidal Warfare. New York: Praeger, 1986. Gough, Michael. Dioxin, Agent Orange: The Facts. New York: Plenum Press, 1986. Griffiths, Philip Jones. Agent Orange: “ Collateral ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects (2009)

by James Wynbrandt, Mark D. Ludman

Agent Orange A chemical defoliant used extensively in the Vietnam War, which many American servicemen were...

indirect exposure to Agent Orange, including reports of increased incidence of CANCER and other health problems in those ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmentally Important Chemicals (1997)

by David C. Ayres, Desmond G. Hellier

Agent Orange was selected and some 107 gallons were discharged on jungle supply trails, mostly by spraying from aircraft in operation Ranch Hand. Agent Orange was an equimixture of 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T. These formulations included ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Work-Related Illnesses, Injuries, and Health Issues (2009)

by Ada P. Kahn

Agent Orange An herbicide used by U.S. forces during the Vietnam War to defoliate forested areas to find enemy guerrilla forces. It was sprayed between January 1965 and April 1970 to strip away dense jungle foliage .

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Yes, there is a story about Agent Orange, and we knew that it harmed our troops and we knew how long it was to get the medical community to accept that, the military to accept it, the VA to accept it. (Christopher Shays)
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