Translation of "pesticide" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun 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.
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(Translation of “pesticide” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)