Definition of 'pesticide'
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It blames increased use of pesticides and fertilisers, habitat destruction, loss of mixed farms and changes to sowing patterns. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It blames increased use of pesticides and fertilisers, habitat destruction, loss of mixed farms and changes to sowing patterns. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They relied entirely on chemical fertilisers and pesticides to keep their crops growing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This will dramatically reduce your exposure to potentially harmful pesticide residues. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What was really killing otters was pesticide pollution. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It grows easily without fertilisers or pesticides and is cheap. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is growing scientific evidence that some chemicals in certain pesticides are to blame. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Modern pesticides have killed the insects that feed vast flocks of starlings. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Food grown without artificial fertiliser and pesticides is the reason we will pay more. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The process is hastened by heavy inputs of chemical fertiliser and pesticides. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Britain argues that there is not enough data to prove that the pesticides kill bees. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Do conventional pesticides and fertilisers pose a health risk? Times, Sunday Times (2009)It has increased the yield of crops while reducing the use of chemical pesticides. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But some local growers are concerned about the excessive use of chemical pesticides. The Sun (2008)Avoid lotions that use chemical pesticides as many head lice are now resistant to these. The Sun (2012)With no legal pesticide for killing them, experts use liquid garlic sprays or chilli powder. The Sun (2014)To qualify for organic status, farmers must adhere to strict limits on artificial fertilisers and pesticides. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But they had been killed off by pesticides, he claimed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The crops need fertilisers and pesticides which are made from oil; processing also requires considerable energy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Farmers don't use many chemicals and pesticides there and they need to use more. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It has lived a blameless life in a field of joy, innocent of pesticides and artificial fertilisers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Another new trend is the theft of fertilisers and pesticides with 20,000 worth of chemicals taken in one raid. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Excessive consumption of sulphur dioxide, chemical additives and pesticide residues is not likely to improve the body either. Thorsons Organic Wine Guide (1991)What people don't seem to understand is the hidden costs in environmental damage when pesticides and chemicals are used. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And, of course, the use of artificial fertilisers or pesticides is not permitted by any of the three bodies. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'pesticide'
British English: pesticide /ˈpɛstɪˌsaɪd/ NOUN
Pesticides are chemicals which farmers put on their crops to kill harmful insects.
- American English: pesticide
- Arabic: مُبِيدُ الْـحَشَرَاتِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pesticida
- Chinese: 杀虫剂
- Croatian: pesticid
- Czech: pesticid
- Danish: pesticid
- Dutch: pesticide
- European Spanish: pesticida
- Finnish: tuholaismyrkky
- French: pesticide
- German: Schädlingsbekämpfungsmittel
- Greek: παρασιτοκτόνο
- Italian: pesticida
- Japanese: 農薬
- Korean: 살충제
- Norwegian: insektmiddel
- Polish: pestycydy
- European Portuguese: pesticida
- Romanian: pesticid
- Russian: пестицид
- Spanish: pesticida
- Swedish: pesticid
- Thai: ยาฆ่าแมลง
- Turkish: böcek zehiri
- Ukrainian: пестицид
- Vietnamese: thuốc trừ sâu
Definition of pesticide from the Collins English Dictionary
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