pesticide

  

Definition

Chemical or biological substance designed to kill or retard the growth of pests that damage or interfere with the growth of crops, shrubs, tress, timber and other vegetation desired by humans. Practically all chemical pesticides, however, are poisons and pose long-term danger to the environment and humans through their persistence in nature and body tissue. Most of the pesticides are non-specific, and may kill life forms that are harmless or useful.

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  • I prefer for my food to not contain pesticide but the world is bigger than we are at Ameritech corp.

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  • The man told his daughter to spray pesticide on the plants because that would keep the bugs away and keep the plants alive.

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  • Dow Chemical's sales representatives guaranteed Hank that the new pesticide was more than safe for the crops, but he started to doubt their word when a foot grew out of the top of his head.

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