• (RP) IPA: /ˈpɛstɨsaɪd/
  • (GA) enPR: pĕsʹtĭ-sīd', IPA: /ˈpɛstɪ̈ˌsaɪd/

pesticide (plural pesticides)

  1. Anything, especially a synthetic substance but also any substance (e.g. sulfur), or virus, bacterium, or other organism, which kills or suppresses the activities of pests.
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