toxic
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
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a toxic radioactive gas
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an insecticide highly toxic to birds
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2. exhibiting symptoms of infection or toxicosis <
the patient became toxic two days later
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3. extremely harsh, malicious, or harmful <
toxic sarcasm
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toxicity noun II. noun Date: 1890 a toxic substance — usually used in plural

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