defoliant defoliant  /dɪ ˈfoʊ li ənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a chemical that is sprayed on plants and causes their leaves to fall off

Usage(s):

  1. Critics charge that the Centers for Disease Control sabotaged an investigation of the defoliant's effects on Vietnam veterans.
  2. Reversing previous findings, experts link Hodgkin's disease, among others, to the Vietnam-era defoliant.
  3. Reversing previous findings, experts link Hodgkin's disease, among others, to the Vietnam-era defoliant Coming A Cropper Du Pont faces charges it sold a tainted pesticide.

News

  • Indiana vets have long wait to get disability benefits

    When Vietnam veteran Jack Johnson started receiving compensation in 2011 for being exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange in 1966, the payments made a big difference for himself and his wife.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Indianapolis Star

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