Main meanings of raticide in English

: raticide1raticide2

raticide1

Pronunciation /ˈratɪsʌɪd/

noun

  • Something that kills rats, especially a chemical substance used as a rat poison.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From rat + -icide.

Main meanings of raticide in English

: raticide1raticide2

raticide2

Pronunciation /ˈratɪsʌɪd/

noun

(also ratticide)
rare
  • The action of killing a rat or rats.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in All the Year Round. From rat + -icide.