Insecticide and Pesticide

Insecticide

An insecticide is a pesticide used against insects. They include ovicides and larvicides used against the eggs and larvae of insects respectively.

insecticide n : a chemical used to kill insects [syn: {insect powder}]

50 Moby Thesaurus words for "insecticide": aborticide, acaricide, anthelmintic, antibiotic, antiseptic, bug bomb, carbamate insecticide, chemosterilant, chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, contact poison, defoliant, disinfectant, eradicant, fratricide, fumigant, fungicide, genocide, germicide, herbicide, homicide, infanticide, insect powder, matricide, microbicide, miticide, organic chlorine, organic phosphate insecticide, parricide, patricide, pesticide, poison, rat poison, regicide, roach paste, roach powder, rodenticide, sororicide, stomach poison, suicide, systemic, systemic insecticide, toxic, toxicant, toxin, uxoricide, venin, venom, vermicide, virus, weed killer

Insecticide \In*sec"ti*cide\, n. [Insect + L. caedere to kill.] An agent or preparation for destroying insects; an insect powder or spray. -- {In*sec"ti*ci`dal}, a. [1913 Webster]

Pesticide

Pesticides are substances or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest.

pesticide n : a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)

90 Moby Thesaurus words for "pesticide": Cain, aborticide, acaricide, anthelmintic, antibiotic, antiseptic, apache, assassin, assassinator, bactericide, bloodletter, bloodshedder, bravo, bug bomb, burker, butcher, button man, cannibal, carbamate insecticide, chemosterilant, chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, contact poison, cutthroat, defoliant, desperado, disinfectant, eradicant, eradicator, executioner, exterminator, fratricide, fumigant, fungicide, garroter, genocide, germicide, gorilla, gun, gunman, gunsel, hatchet man, head-hunter, herbicide, hit man, homicidal maniac, homicide, infanticide, insect powder, insecticide, killer, man-eater, man-killer, manslayer, massacrer, matador, matricide, microbicide, miticide, murderer, organic chlorine, organic phosphate insecticide, parricide, patricide, poison, poisoner, rat poison, regicide, roach paste, roach powder, rodenticide, slaughterer, slayer, sororicide, stomach poison, strangler, suicide, systemic, systemic insecticide, thug, torpedo, toxic, toxicant, toxin, trigger man, uxoricide, venin, venom, vermicide, virus, weed killer

Data Sources:

  • insecticide: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • insecticide: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • insecticide: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • pesticide: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • pesticide: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0

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