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

  • n. A salt or an ester of carbamic acid, especially one used as an insecticide.

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  • n. Any salt or ester of carbamic acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A salt of carbamic acid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a salt (or ester) of carbamic acid


carbam(ic acid) + -ate2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • The state-run Xinhua news agency said police in the northeastern province of Jilin found traces of the toxic pesticide carbamate in partially consumed bottles of the drink recovered from a local hospital where the victims sought treatment.

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  • Police in Jilin found traces of the toxic pesticide carbamate after testing partially consumed bottles of the drink recovered from a local hospital where victims sought treatment, the state-run Xinhua news agency said.

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  • To contain the existing problem military personnel thoroughly sprayed the decaying animals with the insecticides methyl carbamate and "Baygon" (a propxur produced by Bayer, the aspirin makers); "Sevin" (a carbaryl produced by Aventis, a French company and smallpox vaccine maker that donated close to $2 million to the Bush camp in 2000); and "Lannate" (a methomyl produced by the chemical making machine DuPont).

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  • Researchers study effects of unidentified products that are highly-contaminated with residues of carbamate, organophosphate and chlorine pesticides, dioxin in the smoke from the chlorine pesticides and bleached paper, cancer-causing polonium 210 radiation from certain phosphate fertilizers, any of about 1400 untested and often toxic non-tobacco additives, added burn accelerants, kid-attracting sweets and flavorings etc, carcinogenic filter components, and addiction-enhancing additives.

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  • Many commonly used chemicals, especially organophosphate and carbamate pesticides, poison mammals by this mechanism.


  • MIC is used as a chemical intermediate in the production of carbamate insecticides and herbicides.

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  • The Union Carbide Company used methyl isocyanate in manufacturing Carbaryl (carbamate) pesticides.

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  • The ensuing investigation determined that the catastrophe was caused by a leak of methyl isocyanate, an ingredient used to manufacture carbamate pesticides at the nearby Union Carbide factory.

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  • The catalyst's next useful step was to enable the benzene molecules to grab the oxygen atom from the CO2 in the carbamate, producing phenol and a reactive carbon monoxide CO species.

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  • In a first step, the catalyst enabled the CO2 to form a reactive carbamate, like that made in plants.

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