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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weed-kil-er]
    • /ˈwidˌkɪl ər/
    • /ˈwiːdˌkɪl.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weed-kil-er]
    • /ˈwidˌkɪl ər/

Definitions of weedkiller word

  • noun weedkiller a herbicide. 1
  • noun weedkiller A chemical agent that destroys unwanted plants (weeds) but not wanted ones (crops etc). 1
  • noun weedkiller product for killing unwanted plants 1
  • variable noun weedkiller Weedkiller is a substance you put on your garden to kill weeds. 0
  • noun weedkiller a substance, usually a chemical or hormone, used for killing weeds 0
  • noun weedkiller herbicide 0

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Origin of weedkiller

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90

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Parts of speech for Weedkiller


weedkiller popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

weedkiller usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for weedkiller

noun weedkiller

  • poison — a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.
  • defoliant — A defoliant is a chemical used on trees and plants to make all their leaves fall off. Defoliants are especially used in war to remove protection from an enemy.
  • fungicide — a substance or preparation, as a spray or dust, used for destroying fungi.
  • insecticide — a substance or preparation used for killing insects.
  • pesticide — a chemical preparation for destroying plant, fungal, or animal pests.

Top questions with weedkiller

  • what is the best weedkiller?
  • how to make weedkiller?

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