Translation of defoliant in Spanish:

defoliant

defoliante, n.

Pronunciation /diˈfoʊliənt//diːˈfəʊlɪənt/

noun

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    defoliante masculine
    • Much of the remaining foliage is stunted, dulled by defoliants.
    • Mechanization of cotton cultivation has cut employment dramatically, and the use of defoliants and pesticides has caused health problems.
    • The use of defoliants such as Agent Orange and various herbicides scarred the landscape and caused untold human costs.
    • In addition, the cotton crop is routinely sprayed with a defoliant each fall to get rid of the leaves to make harvesting easier.
    • By 1985 one-third of the country was considered wasteland, thanks to the use of chemical defoliants.
    • Likely as a result of exposure to heavy doses of Agent Orange defoliant in Vietnam, he contracted a virulent form of leukemia that would pull him down in his early 60s.
    • Dioxin was the contaminant in the herbicide Agent Orange, used as a defoliant in the Vietnam war and thought to have caused numerous health problems in veterans of that war.
    • We have to determine its effects on cotton quality, costs, and labor requirements, but we think it will be competitive with airplane spraying of a chemical defoliant.
    • Doctors say he is a victim of the defoliant, Agent Orange.
    • Many ecologists blamed the usual suspects for the bird losses: DDT, defoliants, avian malaria, suburban blight.
    • Dioxin was the primary toxic component of Agent Orange, a defoliant used during the Vietnam war.
    • A study, released in August last year by scientists from the US, Germany and Vietnam, found that the defoliant was still contaminating people through their food.
    • Decades after the wartime defoliant Agent Orange was sprayed over the country, dioxin continues to contaminate people through the food chain in present-day Vietnam, according to a study released yesterday.
    • Since then, numerous federal and state attempts to control melaleuca have met with little success, efforts that range from spraying with defoliants to clearing with bulldozers and burning.
    • For example, defoliants which were sprayed during the Vietnam War killed most of the mangrove forests in the Mekong Delta.
    • Much of the countryside was laid waste through carpet-bombing, napalm and widespread use of chemical defoliants, and even a quarter century after the end of the war, the economic and ecological impact remain enormous.
    • Agent Orange was used as a defoliant during the Vietnam War and included, as contaminants, dioxin and related compounds.
    • Agent Orange was used as a defoliant and herbicide during the war.
    • The defoliant was sprayed to destroy jungle cover for Vietnamese supply lines and wipe out crops intended to feed Vietnamese soldiers.
    • He later contracted and perished from cancer, which he and his father believed was caused by exposure to chemical defoliants used extensively in the war.