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pesticide

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈpes.tɪ.saɪd/ us    /-t̬ə-/
a chemical substance used to kill harmful insects, small animals, wild plants, and other unwanted organisms: The pesticides that farmers spray on their crops kill pests, but they can also damage people's health.
Translations of “pesticide”
in Chinese (Traditional) 殺蟲劑,農藥…
in Russian пестицид…
in Turkish haşere ilacı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杀虫剂,农药…
in Polish pestycyd…
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