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toxic chemical, biological, or radiological attack
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toxic definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison; "suffering from exposure to toxic substances" [ant: atoxic, nontoxic]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin toxicus, from Latin toxicum poison, from Greek toxikon arrow poison, from neuter of toxikos of a bow, from toxon bow, arrow Date: 1664 1. containing or being poisonous material especially when capable of causing death or serious debilitation <toxic waste> <a toxic radioactive gas> <an insecticide highly toxic to birds> 2. exhibiting symptoms of infection or toxicosis <the patient became toxic two days later> 3. extremely harsh, malicious, or harmful <toxic sarcasm> toxicity noun II. noun Date: 1890 a toxic substance usually used in plural

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 of or relating to poison (toxic symptoms). 2 poisonous (toxic gas). 3 caused by poison (toxic anaemia). Derivatives: toxically adv. toxicity n. Etymology: med.L toxicus poisoned f. L toxicum f. Gk toxikon (pharmakon) (poison for) arrows f. toxon bow, toxa arrows

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Toxic Tox"ic, Toxical Tox"ic*al, a. [L. toxicum poison, originally, a poison in which arrows were dipped, Gr. toxiko`n (sc. ?) poison for smearing arrows with, fr. toxiko`s of or for the bow, from to`xon bow, arrow. Cf. Intoxicate.] Of or pertaining to poison; poisonous; as, toxic medicines.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

A toxic substance is poisonous. ...the cost of cleaning up toxic waste... These products are not toxic to humans. = poisonous ADJ toxicity (toxicities) ...data on the toxicity of chemicals. N-VAR

Moby Thesaurus

baleful, baneful, catching, communicable, contagious, corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive, damaging, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, disadvantageous, disserviceable, distressing, envenomed, harmful, hurtful, infectious, infective, injurious, lethal, malefic, malevolent, malign, malignant, mephitic, miasmal, miasmatic, miasmic, mischievous, noisome, noxious, ominous, pernicious, pestiferous, pestilential, poison, poisonous, prejudicial, scatheful, toxicant, toxiferous, venenate, veneniferous, venenous, venomous, vicious, virulent



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