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Pesticide Definition in Context with Images Visual Dictionary

Pesticide definition in context with images in the visual dictionary from the book, Vocabulary for the College-Bound Student used in a real or authentic context. Learn the word, pesticide, in a scientific context and improve your reading comprehension as well.

/ˈpes.tɪ.saɪd/ (noun)

Pesticide definition

a chemical substance that is used to terminate or kill unwanted animals, pests, or plants such as insects (insecticide), plants (herbicide), wild plants, weeds, and some other harmful organisms, pest-killing compound, bug juice, fly spray, vermin killer

Pesticide in context

The Best (Nontoxic) Pesticides and Insecticides, According to Gardeners

Getting rid of pests without harming plants, pets, or people can be a tricky problem for most plant owners and gardeners. Whenever possible, “it’s important for the specimen — and for our own health, children’s well-being, pets, and environment,” to use nontoxic treatments, according to Sera Rogue, owner of Brooklyn-based gardening company Red Fern. Below, she and four more gardeners and landscape designers share the nontoxic products they use to safely and effectively protect their gardens from bugs, fungi, and weeds.

Source of context: https://nymag.com/

Parts of speech

Adjective: pesticidal

Adverb: pesticidally

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