Definition of pesticide in English:

pesticide

noun

  • A substance used for destroying insects or other organisms harmful to cultivated plants or to animals.

    • ‘Occupational exposures to pesticides and organic solvents are suspected risk factors.’
    • ‘The ECPA also said that cutting back on pesticides could hit farmers' incomes.’
    • ‘Do not pour pesticides or herbicides down sinks, drains or toilets.’
    • ‘Diazanon is a pesticide used again in agriculture, but also used around the home.’
    • ‘While raising the plants and shrubs sparingly use pesticides, as they may harm or even kill the birds.’
    • ‘Today billions of dollars are spent in pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.’
    • ‘And he said that crop spraying and pesticides were also posing a serious threat.’
    • ‘Once volatilized, a pesticide can move in air currents away from the treated surface.’
    • ‘High prices are charged for manure, pesticides and other items needed by farmers.’
    • ‘There have now been calls for all organophosphate pesticides to be banned.’
    • ‘He said the pesticide used on GM crops did not affect soil or water and was extremely safe.’
    • ‘It is the rat breeding season when many people use pesticides and poisons to kill off the rodents.’
    • ‘The cost of pesticides and other damage-control methods have landed farmers in deep debt.’
    • ‘Farmworkers who come into contact with insecticides and pesticides are prone to chronic illnesses.’
    • ‘Organic contaminants include residues of pesticides and other agricultural chemicals.’
    • ‘At present pesticides are currently tested on animals and released for sale at a tenth of the harmful strength.’
    • ‘In recent years, the use of pesticides in agriculture has been increasing steadily.’
    • ‘The pesticides used in conventional farming lead to many diseases, including cancer.’
    • ‘The pesticides being produced were organophosphates, carbamates and pyrethroids.’
    • ‘The synthetic pyrethroids are more stable than the pyrethrins, and are equally or more potent pesticides.’

Pronunciation:

pesticide

/ˈpɛstɪsʌɪd/