any chemical that destroys life by poisoning, especially a pesticide, herbicide, or fungicide.
Origin of biocide
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a chemical, such as a pesticide, capable of killing living organisms
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A chemical agent, such as a pesticide or herbicide, that is capable of destroying living organisms.
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