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fungicide

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chemistry, Agriculture
fungicidefun‧gi‧cide /ˈfʌndʒəsaɪd, ˈfʌŋɡə-/ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 TABa chemical used for destroying fungus
Examples from the Corpus
fungicideDestroy infected leaves and use a fungicide.Use a fungicide recommended by your nurseryman.This is particularly important in gardens and orchards where so many herbicides and fungicides are used.Curiously, the addition of fungicides to the glue is not very effective.This was despite more money than usual being spent on fungicides.Thiabendazole and other fungicides are also used to prolong the storage life of oranges and lemons.The only hope then is rather like injecting antibodies into our own blood - a systemic fungicide.Plant resistant plants or use fungicides.
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