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English definition of “herbicide”

herbicide

noun [C or U]     /ˈhɜː.bɪ.saɪd/ US  /ˈhɝː-/
a chemical that is used to destroy plants , especially weeds → Compare insecticide, pesticidePlant pathologyImproving fertility and pest control
(Definition of herbicide noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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