toksisks

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Etymology[edit]

Via some other European language, ultimately from Late Latin toxicus (poisoned), from Latin toxicum (poison), from Ancient Greek τοξικόν (toksikón) φάρμακον (phármakon, poison for use on arrows), from τόξον (tókson, bow).

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toksisks (def. toksiskais, comp. toksiskāks, sup. vistoksiskākais; adv. toksiski)

  1. (biology) toxic, poisonous (having harmful effects on the organism)
    toksisks šķīdinātājstoxic solvent
    toksiskas vielastoxic substances
    toksiskais (bakterioloģiskais, bioloģiskais) ierocistoxic (bacteriological, biological) weapons
    ja izlīst benzīns, augsne šai vietā ir toksiska septiņus gadus — if the petroleum spills, the soil at this site is (= will be) toxic (for) seven years

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