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[in-sek-tuh-sahyd] /ɪnˈsɛk təˌsaɪd/

a substance or preparation used for killing .
the act of killing .
a substance used to destroy insect pests

“substance which kills insects,” 1865, from insect + -cide.

insecticide in·sec·ti·cide (ĭn-sěk’tĭ-sīd’)
A chemical substance that kills insects.
in·sec’ti·cid’al (-sīd’l) adj.
A pesticide used to kill insects. Chlordane and DDT are insecticides. Compare fungicide, herbicide, rodenticide.


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