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Definition of the noun weedkiller

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noun - plural: weedkillers

  1. a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • alternative spelling: weed killer
    • synonym of weedkiller: 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 previewCambridge IGCSE Biology Study and Revision Guide (2016)

by Dave Hayward

One effective weedkiller is the synthetic plant hormone 2,4D. When sprayed on a lawn, it affects the broadleaved weeds (e.g. daisies and dandelions) but not the grasses. (It is called a 'selective weedkiller'.) Among other effects, it distorts the ...

Google previewFood Policy and the Environmental Credit Crunch (2013)

From Soup to Nuts by Julie Hudson, Paul Donovan

Applying weedkiller means that the soil does not need to be ploughed so often, if at all. That can allow the soil to retain more of its natural fertility, and indeed help to prevent soil erosion and water loss. Untilled soil retains 25 per cent more ...

Google previewThe Complete How To Be A Gardener (2016)

by Alan Titchmarsh

The chemical alternative If you are in a hurry and you don't want any hard work, then weedkiller is the answer, as long as you don't mind using chemicals. Choose a product containing glyphosate (sold as Round-up, Tumbleweed, etc) for this ...

Google previewSmith and Hogan's Criminal Law (2015)

by John Cyril Smith, Karl Laird, David Ormerod, Brian Hogan

Weedkiller is an ordinary marketable commodity but it may be acquired and used to commit murder. A more feasible distinction is one based on the seriousness of the offence contemplated: The gravity of the social harm resulting from the ...

Google previewThe Garden Revival Expert (2004)

by D. G. Hessayon

A glyphosate-based weedkiller is the product to use. It travels down into the roots and so kills both annual and perennial weeds rather than merely burning off the tops. It works quite slowly, so don't expect too much for a few weeks. Apply on a ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Abbreviations and Acronyms (1997)

by Rodney Dale, Steve Puttick

MCPA a selective weedkiller (CHM) MCPB a weedkiller (CHM) MCPS Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (COM) MCR Monte Carlo Rally (SPR) Mcrit critical Mach number MCS Madras Civil Service MCT Minack Chronicles Trust (20- ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Ecology and the Environment (2009)

by Jill Bailey

herbicide (weedkiller) A chemical weedkiller that inhibits plant growth or kills the plant. There are two kinds: contact herbicides kill or damage the plant on contact with ...

Google previewDictionary of Environment and Ecology (2009)

Over 7,000 Terms Clearly Defined by Peter Collin

a breeding programme on the basis of distinctive characteristics selectiveherbicideselective herbicide, selective weedkiller noun a weedkiller which is designed to kill only plants with specific characteristics and not others seleniumselenium ...

Google previewDictionary of Veterinary Nursing (2007)

by Denis Richard Lane, Sue Guthrie, Sian Griffith

weedkiller. sodium chloride Commonsalt,used in emergency oral fluid therapy. sodium cyanide Poisonous substance used in certain chemical plants, sometimes causing fishto die in contaminated watercourses. sodium hydroxide Caustic ...

Google previewChambers concise dictionary (2004)

weedkiller weight-training organization or other group). [Anglo-Saxon weod] □ weeder n. - weeding n. "weedlessarfy weedkiller >na substance, usually a chemical preparation, used to kill weeds, weeds or widow's weeds > pi n, old use the ...

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

compulsory military service under which men were conscripted selectively; selective weedkiller a weedkiller that does not destroy garden plants; select -man in New England towns, one of a board of officers chosen to manage local business ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Botany (2002)

by Jill Bailey

A synthetic AUXIN used as a potent selective weedkiller. Monocotyledenous species with narrow erect leaves (e.g. cereals and grasses) are generally resistant, while dicotyledonous plants are often very ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

a nonseleciive uracil herbicide, bromacil is used largely as a weedkiller on non-crops. It strongly inhibits root growth of oats by blocking ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2017)

by Jonathan Law

Sodium chlorate is a powerful oxidizing agent and is used in the manufacture of matches and soft explosives, in calico printing, and as a garden weedkiller.

Google previewNorwegian Dictionary (2015)

Norwegian-English, English-Norwegian by Forlang A.S. Cappelens

ugress|dreper, ~middel sb herbicide, weedkiller, ugrunnetadj groundless; baseless, unfounded, ugudelig ...

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Weedkiller Meaning

Video shows what weedkiller means. a chemical agent that destroys unwanted plants (weeds) but not wanted ones (crops etc). weedkiller synonyms: weedicide.

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The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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