poisonous definition

  • adjective:
    • with the capacity of damaging or killing by or just as if by poison; poisonous or venomous.
    • Containing a poison.
    • Marked by obvious ill will: "poisonous hate . . . in the eyes” ( Ernest Hemingway).
    • Containing adequate poison to-be dangerous
    • Inedible because containing poison; toxic to eat
    • obtaining the attributes or effects of poison; venomous; baneful; corrupting; noxious.
    • not safe to eat
    • marked by deep sick will; intentionally harmful
    • obtaining the qualities or results of a poison
  • others:
    • obtaining the properties of a poison; containing poison; venomous; ergo, corrupting, vitiating, or impairing.

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