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Definitions of toxic

  1. Poisonous.
  2. Of or pertaining to poison; poisonous.

Usage examples for toxic

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Another word for this is toxic. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  4. Thevetin and theveresin exercise a marked toxic effect on the heart. – The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by T. H. Pardo de Tavera
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Buried in it somewhere there must be some toxic focus that poisoned everything. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. This is the toxic property of all Thackeray's writing. – Literature and Life by William Dean Howells
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