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1. Harmful to living things; injurious to health: noxious chemical wastes.
2. Harmful to the mind or morals; corrupting: noxious ideas.

[Middle English noxius, from Latin, from noxa, damage; see nek- in Indo-European roots.]

nox′ious·ly adv.
nox′ious·ness n.
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Adv.1.noxiously - in a detrimental manner
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