noxious

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From noxius (hurtful, injurious), from noxa (hurt, injury), from nocere (to hurt, injure); see nocent.

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noxious (comparative more noxious, superlative most noxious)

  1. Harmful; injurious.

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  • Nouns to which "noxious" is often applied: substance, chemical, fume, gas, odor, plant, weed, animal, stimulus, stimulation.

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