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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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Noun1.noxiousness - the quality of being noxious
unwholesomeness, morbidness, morbidity - the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you
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This fact is explained by the hypothesis of entomoprojective ambivalence, according to which, the human beings tend to project feelings of noxiousness, dangerousness, irritability, disgust and disdain to animals associated with the culturally determined 'insect' category (Costa-Neto, 2006; Alencar et al., 2012).
Whether it is accompanied by neuropathic pain, pelvic infection history, symptoms of urinary system, frequency of urine, urgency, incontinence, noxiousness, dizziness, feeling of complete voidance of the bladder and painful bladder should be investigated.[7] It is recommended that the severity of the pain should be assessed through special assessment tools, particularly the Visual Analog Scale and its digital versions.[3] In addition, in recent years, defining pain on the anatomical areas on a chart of pain has been increasingly used as a method of confrontation.
The more frequently predators encounter what appears to be the same brightly colored unpalatable millipede and memorize its warning colors, the better the collective advertisement of their noxiousness," a Virginia Tech statement explained.
Recyclers, gravediggers and nurses, for example, have contact with garbage and waste; firemen and miners, with danger and noxiousness. Social impurity refers to the contact of workers with stigmatized groups, as happens with social workers, social caregivers and prison guards, or workers that perform servitude-conditioned activities such as maids, cobblers and butlers.
Some reveal acute noxiousness while others may action as repulsive substances (Watanabe et al., 1993), antifeedant (Hough-Goldstein, 1990), or may stay the development or reproduction or affect with physiological and biological manners.
The accumulated noxiousness of miasmic exhalations, which, by virtue of being related through kinship and heredity, were of the same nature, constituted in itself a morbid menace....[E]very house had both its own odor and its 'specific endemic diseases,' kept alive by the mephitism of the walls" (Corbin 163).
Whether it is measured in terms of wages or exam results or status or health, there is always plenty of room for questioning the potential noxiousness of any ideology of 'success', 'getting ahead', or 'bettering oneself'.
Noxious speech merits equality of treatment with salubrious speech; indeed, official judgments about noxiousness and salubriousness are forbidden.
EDTA and OA application alone caused slight reduction in seed germination and on enzymes activity as compared to control exhibit the protective effects of both chelators against Cd noxiousness that might be credited to the reticence/curtailment of Cd uptake in seeds.
However, this is not a financing charge; rather it is based on the noxiousness of the effluent (2) originating from industrial-commercial and municipal direct dischargers (i.
In addition prey selection depends on a number of factors including availability of prey in the environment (Hughes and Croy, 1993; Hughes, 1997) and predator energetic needs relative to the noxiousness of prey (Hileman et al., 1994).
The noxiousness of idle-time is felt most acutely where there are large, young populations.