Insecticide is a chemical substance that is used to kill insects.

Spray the plants with insecticide.

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  • insecticide — [ ɛ̃sɛktisid ] adj. et n. m. • 1838; de insecte et cide ♦ Qui tue, détruit les insectes. Poudre insecticide. N. m. Le D.D.T. est un insecticide. Une bombe d insecticide. ● insecticide adjectif et nom masculin Se dit d un produit utilisé dans la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Insecticide — In*sec ti*cide, n. [Insect + L. caedere to kill.] An agent or preparation for destroying insects; an insect powder or spray. {In*sec ti*ci dal}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • insecticide — (n.) substance which kills insects, 1865, from INSECT (Cf. insect) + CIDE (Cf. cide) …   Etymology dictionary

  • insecticide — ► NOUN ▪ a substance used for killing insects. DERIVATIVES insecticidal adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • insecticide — [in sek′tə sīd΄] n. [< INSECT + CIDE] any substance used to kill insects insecticidal adj …   English World dictionary

  • Insecticide — Étymologiquement, les insecticides sont des substances actives ou des préparations ayant la propriété de tuer les insectes, leurs larves et/ou leurs œufs. Ils font partie de la famille des pesticides, eux mêmes inclus dans la famille des biocides …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Insecticide — For other uses, see Insecticide (disambiguation). An insecticide is a pesticide used against insects. They include ovicides and larvicides used against the eggs and larvae of insects respectively. Insecticides are used in agriculture, medicine,… …   Wikipedia

  • insecticide — insecticidal, adj. /in sek teuh suyd /, n. 1. a substance or preparation used for killing insects. 2. the act of killing insects. [1860 65; INSECT + I + CIDE] * * * Any of a large group of substances used to kill insects. Such substances are… …   Universalium

  • insecticide — Synonyms and related words: aborticide, acaricide, anthelmintic, antibiotic, antiseptic, bug bomb, carbamate insecticide, chemosterilant, chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, contact poison, defoliant, disinfectant, eradicant, fratricide,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • insecticide — n. to spray, spread, use an insecticide * * * [ɪn sektɪsaɪd] spread use an insecticide to spray …   Combinatory dictionary

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