defoliant

[ UK /dɪfˈə‍ʊli‍ənt/ ]
[ US /dɪˈfoʊɫiənt/ ]
NOUN
  1. a chemical that is sprayed on plants and causes their leaves to fall off
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How To Use defoliant In A Sentence

  • Vietnam is beginning a joint operation with the United States to remove traces of the toxic defoliant Agent Orange.
  • Much of the countryside was laid waste through carpet-bombing, napalm and widespread use of chemical defoliants, and even a quarter century after the end of the war, the economic and ecological impact remain enormous.
  • Oil spills, petrochemical pollution, DDT, and toxic defoliants have rendered this appendix on the Caspian Sea's air, soil, and water almost beyond repair.
  • Oil spills, petrochemical pollution, DDT, and toxic defoliants have rendered this appendix on the Caspian Sea's air, soil, and water almost beyond repair.
  • He later contracted and perished from cancer, which he and his father believed was caused by exposure to chemical defoliants used extensively in the war.
  • The use of defoliants such as Agent Orange and various herbicides scarred the landscape and caused untold human costs.
  • Since then, numerous federal and state attempts to control melaleuca have met with little success, efforts that range from spraying with defoliants to clearing with bulldozers and burning.
  • Through statistical observation of falling leaves, a more ideal formula of the defoliant was developed.
  • Dioxin was the contaminant in the herbicide Agent Orange, used as a defoliant in the Vietnam war and thought to have caused numerous health problems in veterans of that war.
  • In addition, the cotton crop is routinely sprayed with a defoliant each fall to get rid of the leaves to make harvesting easier.
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