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Definition of the noun weed killer

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  1. a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • alternative spelling: weedkiller
    • synonym of weed killer: herbicide
    • more generic terms: chemical / chemical substance = material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
    • more specific terms:
      • 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
    • substance: atomic number 33 / arsenic / As = a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys

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Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Household, Yard and Office Chemicals (2007)

Complete Information About Harmful and Desirable Chemicals Found in Everyday Home Products, Yard Poisons, and Office Polluters by Ruth Winter

PROPIONIC ACID ° A weed killer. See Diethylamine, Propionic Acid, and Weed Killer. DIMETHYLAMINOETHYL METHYLACRYLATE ° Binders for coatings, ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening (1901)

A Practical and Scientific Encyclopedia of Horticulture for Gardeners and Botanists by George Nicholson


Google previewDictionary of Ecology and Environment (1992)

Translocated hormone weed killer used to control many broad leaved weeds in cereals. See TRANSLOCATION. Dichlorvos. An organophosphorus insecticide and acaricide of short persistence, used domestically, in glass houses ...

Google previewConcept S Dictionary Of Agricultural Sciences (1992)

by I. C. Gupta, S. K. Gupta

Weed killer Weedicides; herbicides. Weed spray Herbicide. Weed tree A tree which grows any where, it is not wanted. Weedy An- abundance of weeds in a field, ...

Google previewThe Condensed Chemical Dictionary (1920)

A Reference Volume for All Requiring Quick Access to a Large Amount of Essential Data Regarding Chemicals, and Other Substances Used in Manufacturing and Laboratory Work by Francis Mills Turner

Uses: Manufacture of pigments, glass, shot and bullets; insecticides; rat poison; cattle dip; weed killer; hide preservative; medicine.

Google previewEisler's Encyclopedia of Environmentally Hazardous Priority Chemicals (2007)

by Ronald Eisler

Paraquat is a broad-spectrum contact weed killer and herbage desiccant that is used widely in agriculture and horticulture. Paraquat was originally formulated in 1882, but its herbicidal properties were not discovered until 1955. Since its ...

Google previewDictionary of Plant Breeding, Second Edition (2009)

by Rolf H. J. Schlegel

under cultivated land where it competes for nutrients, water, sunlight, or other resources with cultivated plants phyt weed allelopathy: The damage to crops by weed toxic exudates phyt weed killer: >>> herbicide weediness: Unwanted effects ...

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