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in·sec·ti·cide

insecticide

 
pronunciation:
ihn sek t saId
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part of speech: noun
definition: a poison used to kill insects.
derivation: insecticidal (adj.)
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The word insecticide contains the following part:
cis, cid1, -cide Latin root that means to cut, to kill