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toxic

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Definition poisonous or harmful
  • She suffered from exposure to toxic substances.
toxic = poisonous or harmful
  • toxic waste
  • Potato seeds are in fact mildly toxic after they've begun to sprout.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • toxic = poisonous
  • The salt I had gathered in San Francisco Bay was too toxic to serve.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • toxic = poisonous or harmful
  • It's only toxic while it's wet.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • toxic = poisonous
  • Laid low by the toxic seeds, McCandless discovered that he was suddenly far too weak to hike out and save himself.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • toxic = poisonous
  • There are some fifty varieties of toxic locoweeds, the bulk of which are in the genus Astragalus, a genus very closely related to Hedysarum.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • toxic = poisonous
  • The plant that poisoned him was not known to be toxic, indeed, he'd been safely eating its roots for weeks.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • toxic = poisonous
  • In order for the toxic compound to be excreted in the urine, it first has to bind with available molecules of glucose or amino acid.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • toxic = poisonous
  • Although it says nothing about the seeds of the species being edible, it also says nothing about the seeds being toxic.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • toxic = poisonous
  • There is a strong likelihood, moreover, that the alkaloid is swainsonine, a compound known to ranchers and livestock veterinarians as the toxic agent in locoweed.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • toxic = poisonous
  • With the discovery by Clausen and Treadwell that wild potato seeds may be repositories of swainsonine or some similarly toxic compound, a compelling case can be made for these seeds having caused McCandless s death.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • toxic = poisonous
  • To be fair to McCandless, it should be pointed out that the seeds of H. alpinum have never been described as toxic in any published text: An extensive search of the medical and botanical literature yielded not a single indication that any part of H. alpinum is poisonous.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • toxic = poisonous
  • Accounts of individuals being poisoned from eating H. mackenzii are nonexistent in modern medical literature, but the aboriginal inhabitants of the North have apparently known for millennia that wild sweet pea is toxic and remain extremely careful not to confuse H. alpinum with H. mackenzii.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • toxic = poisonous
  • This is the toxic property of all Thackeray's writing.
    Howells,William Dean  --  My Literary Passions
  • Amy was toxic, yet I couldn't imagine a world without her entirely.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • They plunged through the toxic fog.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • A long time ago the river 'turned toxic partway down and no one could live near its banks.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • All thorn-free and non-toxic, no deadly oleander or foxglove that a confused person might nibble on!'
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • The melted metal—it could be, like, toxic sludge or something.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes

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