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A contact insecticide, C14H9Cl5, occurring as colorless crystals or a whitish powder, toxic to humans and animals when swallowed or absorbed through the skin. Most uses have been banned in the United States since 1972.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Elements & Compounds) dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane; a colourless odourless substance used as an insecticide. It is toxic to animals and is known to accumulate in the tissues. It is now banned in the UK
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a toxic compound, C14H9Cl5, formerly widely used as an insecticide.
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Short for dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane. A powerful insecticide that is also poisonous to humans and animals. It remains active in the environment for many years and has been banned in the United States for most uses since 1972.
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Dichloro-diphenol-trichloroethane. A pesticide with dangerous bioconcentration effects that is banned in much of the West, but still used in developing countries.
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pollutant - waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
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DDTN ABBR =dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane → DDT m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
DDT[ˌdiːdiːˈtiː] n abbr (=dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane) → DDT m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
DDT®abbr of dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane → DDT® nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
DDT[ˌdiːdiːˈtiː] n abbr =dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane → D.D.T. m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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