Definitions for poisonous
ˈpɔɪ zə nəspoi·sonous
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word poisonous.
having the qualities or effects of a poison
not safe to eat
poisonous, venomous, viciousadjective
marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful
"poisonous hate"; "venomous criticism"; "vicious gossip"
Containing sufficient poison to be dangerous
Inedible due to containing poison; poisonous to eat
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Venomous; having the qualities of poison.
Etymology: from poison.
Those cold ways,
That seem like prudent helps, are very poisonous,
Where the disease is violent. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Not sirius shoots a fiercer flame,
When with his pois’nous breath he blasts the sky. Dryden.
A lake, that has no fresh water running into it, will, by heat and its stagnation, turn into a stinking rotten puddle, sending forth nauseous and poisonous steams. George Cheyne.
Poison is a chemical substance that has a detrimental effect to life. The term is used in a wide range of scientific fields and industries, where it is often specifically defined. It may also be applied colloquially or figuratively, with a broad sense. Whether something is considered a poison may change depending on the amount, the circumstances, and what living things are present. Poisoning could be accidental or deliberate, and if the cause can be identified there may be ways to neutralise the effects or minimise the symptoms. In biology, a poison is a chemical substance causing death, injury or harm to organisms or their parts. In medicine, poisons are a kind of toxin that are delivered passively, not actively. In industry the term may be negative, something to be removed to make a thing safe, or positive, an agent to limit unwanted pests. In ecological terms, poisons introduced into the environment can later cause unwanted effects elsewhere, or in other parts of the food chain.
Poisonous refers to a substance, plant, animal, or any organism that can cause harm or death to another organism, including humans, when ingested, absorbed, or introduced into the body in relatively small amounts due to its chemical or biological properties.
having the qualities or effects of poison; venomous; baneful; corrupting; noxious
The numerical value of poisonous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of poisonous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
They were flipping them over, making a very distinctive, almost surgical precision cut down the chest. They would even remove the gallbladder outside the body, which contains toxic bile salts. They knew to remove that bit. She added that the rats understood which areas of the toad were poisonous, using their sharp teeth and dextrous hands to eatthe non-toxic parts while leaving the poisonous areas stripped. In the medium-sized toads, as well as eating the heart and liver, they would strip off the toxic skin from one or both legs and eat the non-toxic thigh muscle.
All of us have been horrified by the way that British teenagers appear to have been radicalised and duped by this poisonous ideology of Islamist extremism while at home on the internet in their bedrooms, given reports that one of the girls was following as many as 70 extremists online, this case underlines the importance of the work we are doing with social media companies.
From Mount Hollywood, Los Angeles looks rather nice, enveloped in a haze of changing colors. Actually, and in spite of all the healthful sunshine and ocean breezes, it is a bad place - full of old, dying people, who were born old of tired pioneer parents, victims of America - full of curious wild and poisonous growths, decadent religious cults and fake science, and wildcat enterprises, which, with their aim for quick profit, are doomed to collapse and drag down multitudes of people.
Pride, like laudanun and other poisonous medicines, is beneficial in small, though injurious in large quantities. No man who is not pleased with himself, even in a personal sense, can please others.
Obviously that term -- Common Core -- is poisonous because it means different things to different people, which I respect, but ... I've not met someone that says, 'hey give me lower standards' or 'let's don't have any accountability.' That's the common ground amongst Republicans and frankly amongst a lot of frustrated liberals as well.
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- verinós, tòxicCatalan, Valencian
- toxisch, giftigGerman
- venena, venenigaEsperanto
- ponzoñoso, venenoso, tóxicoSpanish
- vénéneux, toxique, poisoneuxFrench
- puinnseantaScottish Gaelic
- nieuagh, pyshoonaghManx
- mérgező, mérgesHungarian
- giftig, skadeligNorwegian
- tóxico, venenosoPortuguese
- veninos, otrăvitorRomanian
- ядовитый, токсичныйRussian
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