from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chemical sprayed or dusted on plants to cause the leaves to fall off.
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- n. An agent used to defoliate plants.
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- n. a chemical that is sprayed on plants and causes their leaves to fall off
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The deaths continue to this day due to the long-term effects of the "defoliant" Agent Orange.
Mullen compares the persistent mysteries surrounding blast-related brain injuries to diseases tied to Agent Orange, a defoliant used during the Vietnam War that was ultimately found to cause illnesses in troops.
The government swooped in with an arsenal of pesticides: defoliant, weed killer, DDT.
In South Korea, an investigation is underway to determine if the toxic defoliant Agent Orange was buried at a U.S. military base three decades ago.
Agent Orange is a defoliant that was used during the Vietnam War era and known to cause cancer and other serious illnesses.
Now, this lady -- who is extremely savvy and is hardly a pushover -- happens to be a locavore convert, and she and her husband are going far out of their way to buy local, grass-fed meats, and chickens who eat worms, and vegetables that aren't sprayed with defoliant derivatives.
Four times, he has had surgery to remove tumors he believes are related to his exposure to the defoliant Agent
Orange, the defoliant U.S. forces sprayed from the air to uncover the hiding places of the Viet Cong and which is blamed for long-lasting ill effects on those it touched, and with personality changes resulting from the horrors they had survived.
This infamous mixture of phenoxyacetic herbicides was used as a defoliant, to lay bare entire rain-forests so that the Vietcong had nowhere to hide.
South Korean and U.S. officials also say there is no evidence, at this stage, that the dioxin came from the defoliant Agent Orange.