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Definition of insecticide noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

insecticide

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɪnˈsektɪsaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈsektɪsaɪd//
 
[countable, uncountable] Growing crops
 
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a chemical used for killing insects crops sprayed with insecticides see also herbicide, pesticide See related entries: Growing crops
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: insecticide