antifeedant

[ an-tee-feed-nt, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈfid nt, ˌæn taɪ- /

noun

a chemical agent that causes a pest, as an insect, to stop eating.

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earnest

Origin of antifeedant

First recorded in 1970–75; anti- + feed + -ant
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