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[mass noun] A synthetic compound used in controlling plant growth, often as a non-persistent contact herbicide.
- ‘Cost of treating hydrilla with diquat or Sonar is about $1, 000 an acre.’
- ‘EPA has found diquat to potentially cause the following health effects.’
- ‘Victor Oreffo (AstraZeneca, Loughborough, UK) presented results on gene expression analysis following in vivo or in vitro exposure to the oxidative stress agents menadione and diquat.’
1960s: from di- ‘two’+ quaternary.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.