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One entry found for toxic.
Main Entry: tox·ic
Pronunciation: primarystresstäk-sik
Function: adjective
Etymology: from Latin toxicus "relating to or caused by a poison," from earlier toxicum "poison," from Greek toxikon "a poison put on the tips of arrows," from toxikos "of a bow and arrows," from toxon "bow, arrow" --related to INTOXICATE, TOXIN --see Word History at INTOXICATE
1 : of, relating to, or caused by a poison or toxin
2 : POISONOUS
- tox·ic·i·ty /täk-primarystresssis-schwat-emacron/ noun

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