carcinogenic

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carcinogen +‎ -ic

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carcinogenic ‎(comparative more carcinogenic, superlative most carcinogenic)

  1. Causing or tending to cause cancer.
    • 2009, Peter Osbaldeston, The Palm Springs Diner's Bible: A Restaurant Guide for Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, la Quinta, Bermuda Dunes, Indio, and Desert Hot Springs, Gretna, La.: Pelican Publishing Company, ISBN 978-1-58950-750-1, page 250:
      The disadvantage of the underfired grill is the potential for flareups, which can cause a burned spot or carbonization. Not only do these taste bad, but they are also carcinogenic.

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