Usage examples for toxic

  1. Thevetin and theveresin exercise a marked toxic effect on the heart. – The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by T. H. Pardo de Tavera
  2. She had led a poisoned life, in a narrow rut of existence, and toxic emotions had become as her native atmosphere of mind. – An Alabaster Box by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  3. Science indeed will tell you that the very notion of any such poison is flagrantly absurd, and that such a toxic action is against all the laws of nature. – The Life of Cesare Borgia by Raphael Sabatini
  4. Is it to prohibit all experiments on toxic actions? – The Pros and Cons of Vivisection by Charles Richet Commentator: W. D. Halliburton
  5. Though it is certain that the tarantula of Italy and the spider which robbed Tom of his Sunday are of different species, yet one is struck by the similarity of the toxic effects of the bite with that of the manifestations of the disease of tarantismus. – My Tropic Isle by E J Banfield
  6. I would worry if sick or toxic fasters did not complain about their weakness. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  7. Another word for this is toxic. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  8. Buried in it somewhere there must be some toxic focus that poisoned everything. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  9. River- man makes remarks on the existence of a toxic state wherein a man can't see the holes in a ladder, for he knows he's seen hundreds of crocodiles. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  10. Locke seized his hat, and Hadwell redoubled his efforts to fathom the toxic secret. – The Master Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  11. As before suggested, you will not want to sleep within its dreary walls, but " it's a thing to see" without question, and to get away from as soon as possible, before a peculiarly vicious breed of mosquito inoculates you with the toxic poison of the marshes. – The Automobilist Abroad by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
  12. As before, I see it turn brown and die on the spot, still half inside the toxic corpse. – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre
  13. Of these many were frail, some blood- red, others toxic; a few only were white. – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
  14. Everybody who has heard the name probably knows that the manioc root is naturally poisonous, and that the toxic elements must be removed by pressure and desiccation before the flour can be made. – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn
  15. This is the toxic property of all Thackeray's writing. – Literature and Life by William Dean Howells
  16. But it is a virulent and toxic drug, and no physician except one who knows his business thoroughly should presume to handle it. – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  17. Like all albuminoid secreta it becomes putrid after prolonged exposure and then, through ammonia production, loses its acid, and assumes an alkaline reaction, still, however, though in a modified degree, retaining its toxic properties, which are completely lost only after an exposure of many months. – On Snake-Poison: its Action and its Antidote by A. Mueller
  18. Between the initial compounds of foods and their final oxidation products a large number of intermediate substances are formed, and when digestion fails to take place in a normal way, toxic or poisonous compounds are produced and various diseases result. – Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value by Harry Snyder