insecticides meaning

  "insecticides" in a sentence
[Medicine]
Pesticides designed to control insects that are harmful to man. The insects may be directly harmful,as those acting as disease vectors,or indirectly harmful,as destroyers of crops,food products,or textile fabrics.

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  1. systemic insecticides have shown particular promise.
  2. both aldrin and chlordane are valuable insecticides.
  3. resistance to insecticides has been apparent for many decades.
  4. farm workers frequently come in contact with these insecticides.
  5. insecticides are widely used for controlling most insect pests.

Related Words

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  8. insectile meaning
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