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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A contact insecticide, C14H9Cl5, occurring as colorless crystals or a whitish powder, toxic to humans and animals when swallowed or absorbed through the skin. Most uses have been banned in the United States since 1972.

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  • noun uncountable Abbreviation of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane; an insecticide.
  • noun countable, professional wrestling a move where a wrestler puts another wrestler into a standing front face lock and then falls backwards, driving the recipient's head into the floor.

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  • noun an insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans; banned in the United States since 1972

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[d(ichloro)d(iphenyl)t(richloroethane).]

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