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weed-killer

[ weed-kil-er ]

noun

  1. a herbicide.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of weed-killer1

First recorded in 1885–90

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Example Sentences

Later on he helped Mr. Quinn to mow the grass and mix a potent weed-killer for the gravel walks.

Everybody in the town knew he bought the weed-killer; everybody knew that he was in debt to this man.

There is no doubt that a few months ago Creake deliberately planned to poison her with some weed-killer.

When there was a bit of a family squabble he would threaten to mix a gallon of weed-killer and drink every drop.

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