toxic

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See also: tòxic

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Borrowed from French toxique, from Late Latin toxicus (poisoned), from Latin toxicum (poison), from Ancient Greek τοξικόν (toxikón) [φάρμακον (phármakon)] ("poison for use on arrows"), from τοξικός (toxikós, pertaining to arrows or archery), from τόξον (tóxon, bow).

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toxic (comparative more toxic, superlative most toxic)

  1. (toxicology) Having a chemical nature that is harmful to health or lethal if consumed or otherwise entering into the body in sufficient quantities.
  2. (figuratively) Negative; harmful.
    a toxic environment that promoted bullying
  3. (medicine) Appearing grossly unwell; characterised by serious, potentially life-threatening compromise in the respiratory, circulatory or other body systems.
    The child appeared toxic on arrival at the hospital.

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Romanian[edit]

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Borrowed from French toxique, Latin toxicus, from Ancient Greek τοξικόν (toxikón). See also toapsec.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtok.sik/, /tokˈsik/

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toxic m, n (feminine singular toxică, masculine plural toxici, feminine and neuter plural toxice)

  1. toxic

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