Agent Orange

noun
a herbicide used in the Vietnam War to defoliate forest areas
Hypernyms: ↑herbicide, ↑weedkiller, ↑weed killer
Substance Meronyms: ↑dioxin

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Agent Orange [Agent Orange] noun [U]
a poisonous chemical used by US soldiers during the Vietnam War to remove the leaves from forests so that they could see the enemy. It caused birth ↑defects in many Vietnamese children, and after the war about 60 000 former US soldiers complained of illnesses.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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