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Meaning of POISONOUS

Pronunciation:  p'oyzunus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful; "a malevolent lie"; "poisonous hate...in his eyes"- Ernest Hemingway; "venomous criticism"; "vicious gossip"
  2. [adj]  not safe to eat
  3. [adj]  having the qualities or effects of a poison

POISONOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: inedible, malevolent, malicious, toxic, toxicant, uneatable, venomous, vicious



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Poi"son*ous\, a.
Having the qualities or effects of poison; venomous; baneful;
corrupting; noxious. --Shak. -- {Poi"son*ous*ly}, adv. --
{Poi"son*ous*ness}, n.

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