raticide

[ rat-uh-sahyd ]
/ ˈræt əˌsaɪd /

noun

a substance or preparation for killing rats.

Nearby words

  1. rathke,
  2. rathke's pouch,
  3. rathole,
  4. rathouse,
  5. rathskeller,
  6. ratification,
  7. ratify,
  8. ratine,
  9. rating,
  10. rating badge

Origin of raticide

First recorded in 1840–50; rat + -i- + -cide

Related formsrat·i·cid·al, adjective

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