Meaning of TOXIC in English


— toxically , adv.

/tok"sik/ , adj.

1. of, pertaining to, affected with, or caused by a toxin or poison: a toxic condition.

2. acting as or having the effect of a poison; poisonous: a toxic drug.


3. a toxic chemical or other substance.

[ 1655-65; toxicus poisonous, adj. deriv. of L toxicum poison toxikón (orig. short for toxikòn phármakon lit., bow poison, i.e., poison used on arrows), equiv. to tóx ( on ) bow + -ikon, neut. of -ikos -IC ]

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