Definition of fungicide in English:

fungicide

noun

  • A chemical that destroys fungus:

    ‘many orchards no longer use fungicides’
    [mass noun] ‘cut away any rotten parts before dusting with fungicide’
    • ‘Common garden seed found in your garden centre is often treated with chemical fungicides and should not be used for sprouting.’
    • ‘The most commonly used pesticides include highly toxic chemicals called fumigants, fungicides and insecticides.’
    • ‘Most wine growers panic at the thought of mildew or molds, and chemical fungicides are considered a necessary evil.’
    • ‘The chemical group a fungicide belongs to is defined by its mode of action on a fungus.’
    • ‘Methylamine is used extensively in the manufacture of herbicides and fungicides.’
    • ‘Older fungicides like wettable sulfur (an organically approved fungicide) are protectants.’
    • ‘The commonly used fungicides are maneb, mancozeb, daconil and copper-oxychloride.’
    • ‘Agricultural chemicals such as fungicides can be mixed with the seed coatings.’
    • ‘Pesticides can be divided into fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides.’
    • ‘The work should help reduce growers' reliance on fungicides and other farm chemicals.’
    • ‘Dust them with a powdered fungicide, such as captan, and spread them in a shady spot to dry for a day.’
    • ‘Until 1997, cadmium carbonate and cadmium chloride were used as fungicides for golf courses and home lawns.’
    • ‘No synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, growth hormones or chemical treatments of any kind are used.’
    • ‘The fungicide could be a synthetic chemical formulation or it could be a biological control.’
    • ‘Chemical gardeners would use fungicides and try and deal with the symptoms but I tend to see it as part of the landscape.’
    • ‘The fungicides nipagin and propionic acid were added to combat mold in the medium.’
    • ‘Such resistance reduces the cost of hop production and the amount of fungicides used because the fungus is not able to infest resistant plants.’
    • ‘Take similar protective measures when spraying insecticides, fungicides, paint and other toxic chemicals.’
    • ‘Most crop protection chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides have chlorine in them.’
    • ‘With the elimination of the volatile mercurials, most fungicides now approved for use on seed are classified as nonvolatile.’

Pronunciation:

fungicide

/ˈfʌn(d)ʒɪsʌɪd/