raticide

[ rat-uh-sahyd ]
/ ˈræt əˌsaɪd /

noun

a substance or preparation for killing rats.

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Origin of raticide

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

OTHER WORDS FROM raticide

rat·i·cid·al, adjective
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