Meaning of TOXIC in English


/ ˈtɒksɪk; NAmE ˈtɑːk-/ adjective

containing poison; poisonous :

toxic chemicals / fumes / gases / substances

to dispose of toxic waste

Many pesticides are highly toxic .



mid 17th cent.: from medieval Latin toxicus poisoned, from Latin toxicum poison, from Greek toxikon (pharmakon) (poison for) arrows, from toxon bow.

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