HyperDic: insecticide

English > 1 sense of the word insecticide:
NOUNsubstanceinsecticide, insect powdera chemical used to kill insects
insecticide > pronunciation
Rhymesabide ... Yuletide: 172 rhymes with ayd...
English > insecticide: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA chemical used to kill insects.
Synonyminsect powder
NarrowerMalathionA yellow insecticide used as a dust or spray to control garden pests and house flies and mites
Paris greenA toxic double salt of copper arsenate and copper acetate
dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, DDTAn insecticide that is also toxic to animals and humans
larvacideAn insecticide that kills the larvae of insects
lead arsenateA poisonous white solid (Pb3[AsO4]2) used as an insecticide
lindaneA white crystalline powder used as an agricultural insecticide
organophosphateAn insecticide that interferes with an insect's nervous system
parathionA colorless and odorless toxic oil used as an insecticide
pyrethrummade of dried flower heads of pyrethrum plants
rotenoneA white crystalline insecticide that has low toxicity for mammals
BroaderpesticideA chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)
Substancesarsenic, As, atomic number 33A very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms
Adjectivesinsecticidalof or relating to insecticide

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