Meaning of TOXIC in English


[tox.ic] adj [LL toxicus, fr. L toxicum poison, fr. Gk toxikon arrow poison, fr. neut. of toxikos of a bow, fr. toxon bow, arrow] (1664) 1: of, relating to, or caused by a poison or toxin

2: affected by a poison or toxin "~ pregnant women"

3: poisonous -- tox.ic.i.ty n

[2]toxic n (1890): a toxic substance

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