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tox·ic

 (tŏk′sĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or caused by a toxin or other poison: a toxic condition; toxic hepatitis.
2. Capable of causing injury or death, especially by chemical means; poisonous: toxic industrial waste.
3.
a. Extremely risky or harmful, as a debt for which the borrower is in default and the collateral has lost so much value that its sale cannot cover the amount of the loan.
b. Causing social tension or unpleasantness: a toxic personality.
n.
A toxic chemical or other substance.

[Late Latin toxicus, from Latin toxicum, poison, from Greek toxikon, poison for arrows, poison, from neuter of toxikos, of a bow, from toxon, bow, from Old Persian *taxša-, an arrow.]

tox′i·cal·ly adv.

toxic

(ˈtɒksɪk) or

toxical

adj
1. of, relating to, or caused by a toxin or poison; poisonous
2. (Pathology) harmful or deadly
3. (of a financial asset) likely to cause significant loss to the holder
[C17: from medical Latin toxicus, from Latin toxicum poison, from Greek toxikon (pharmakon) (poison) used on arrows, from toxon arrow]
ˈtoxically adv

tox•ic

(ˈtɒk sɪk)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, affected with, or caused by a toxin or poison: a toxic condition.
2. acting as or having the effect of a poison; poisonous: a toxic drug.
[1655–65; < Late Latin toxicus poisonous, adj. derivative of Latin toxicum poison < Greek toxikón (orig. short for toxikòn phármakon literally, bow poison, i.e., poison used on arrows) =tóx(on) bow + -ikon, neuter of -ikos -ic]
tox′i•cal•ly, adv.

tox·ic

(tŏk′sĭk)
Poisonous.

toxic

- Comes from Greek toxikon pharmakon, "poison for arrows," from toxon, "bow."
See also related terms for poison.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.toxic - of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poisontoxic - of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison; "suffering from exposure to toxic substances"
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
unhealthful - detrimental to good health; "unhealthful air pollution"; "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint"
noxious - injurious to physical or mental health; "noxious chemical wastes"; "noxious ideas"
atoxic, nontoxic - not producing or resulting from poison

toxic

toxic

adjective
Capable of injuring or killing by poison:
Translations
jedovatýtoxický
giftig
myrkyllinentoksinen
otrovan
mérgező
eitraîur
有毒な
유독한
toksinistoksiškas
indīgstoksisks
toksycznytoksycznatoksyczne
toxic
strupen
giftig
มีพิษ
độc

toxic

[ˈtɒksɪk]
A. ADJ [substance, alga] → tóxico
B. Ntóxico m
C. CPD toxic waste Ndesechos mpl tóxicos

toxic

[ˈtɒksɪk] adjtoxique

toxic

adjgiftig, Gift-, toxisch; effectsschädlich; to be toxic to somebody/somethingfür jdn/etw schädlich sein

toxic

[ˈtɒksɪk] adjtossico/a

toxic

(ˈtoksik) adjective
poisonous. toxic substances.

toxic

سُمِّيّ toxický giftig giftig τοξικός tóxico myrkyllinen toxique otrovan tossico 有毒な 유독한 giftig giftig toksyczny tóxico токсичный giftig มีพิษ zehirli độc 有毒的

tox·ic

a. tóxico-a, venenoso-a, rel. a un veneno o de naturaleza venenosa.

toxic

adj tóxico
References in classic literature ?
This is the toxic property of all Thackeray's writing.
I contended that if the ether surrounding the earth was so toxic in one quarter that it produced dangerous symptoms, it was hardly likely that we three in the railway carriage should be entirely unaffected.
It would make for scientific precision if we named our toxic agent.
Lord John Roxton was right when he thought that some specially toxic quality might lie in the bite of the horrible creatures which had attacked us.
Researchers also discovered recently that trichloroethylene - the contaminant found in Burbank, Glendale, North Hollywood and the Santa Susana Field Lab - is up to 65 times more toxic than previously thought.
As Dearborn and the CDC studied the 10 cases, a connection appeared: Each of the infants lived in homes with large amounts of potentially toxic molds.
Now, scientists suggest that much smaller creatures, glowing bacteria, can serve as "deep-sea canaries" by dimming when toxic compounds leak from waste containers on the ocean floor.
The wastes from two foundries were cadmium-toxic only, three were lead toxic only and four were both cadmium- and lead-toxic.
In multiple eIuNotice of Intent to SueeIN letters, the USW alleges that GCHI and three subsidiary facilities have repeatedly failed to report accurate information to state and federal regulators about the identity and quantity of toxic chemicals at GCHI operations in Alabama, Pennsylvania and South Carolina over the last five years.
So even when a very healthy dose of skepticism regarding anecdotal reporting is applied, it is surprising that senior military leaders have not paid more specific attention to evaluating to what degree toxic leadership has affected their services' personnel and their performance, and to determining what to do about it.
Manila, Philippines -- To establish awareness of toxic chemicals in the school environment and initiate means to prevent toxic poisoning of children, teachers and administrative staff in schools, the Department of Education (DepEd) launched on January 17 the implementation of the Toxics-Free Schools Program (TSFP).
5 million pounds of toxic chemicals into New Jersey's waterways, making New Jersey's waterways the 12th worst in the nation, according to a new report released by Environment New Jersey.