from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chemical substance used to kill insects.
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- n. A substance used to kill insects
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An agent or preparation for destroying insects; an insect powder or spray.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which kills insects.
- n. The act of killing insects.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a chemical used to kill insects
As any environmentalist can tell you, insecticide is not very nice stuff — especially if you breathe it, which many Third World farmers do as they walk through their fields with backpack sprayers.
Phoxim is a short-term insecticide with a "knock-down" effect.
For those that don’t know Will – he doesn’t really believe in insecticide, but he and I both agreed this spider was big AND fast enough for the justification for the use of the can of spray.
Neonictinoids are inserted into the seed enabling the insecticide, which is water-soluble, to move throughout its system where ultimately the toxicity is transferred to the nectar and pollen.
I used a pyrethrin based insecticide, which is usually safe for other life forms, excluding insects.
There is a remedy in the powder known as insecticide, which, however, is very disagreeable upon books and shelves.
Among the 17 banned substances was boric acid, commonly used as an insecticide, which is mixed with noodles and meatballs to increase elasticity.
Methomyl is a key raw material for the production of Bayer's brand-name insecticide, Larvin.
Malaria is preventable and treatable, though, with tools such as insecticide-treated mosquito nets, indoor spraying of insecticides, and anti-malarial drugs.
Given that corn, used for both food and fuel, has been transformed through technological advances in chemical and genetic engineering to produce an insecticide in its cells (thereby ensuring profitability and promised yields given the increasing demands placed on this commodity) it is now regulated by the EPA as an "insecticide" (source: www. epa.gov) containing patented technologies licensed to Monsanto and is no longer simply reuglated by the FDA and USDA as "food".