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Definition a poisonous substance
  • toxins leaked into the groundwater
toxins = poisonous substances
  • Thomas felt as if that bubble of air in his chest had burst, releasing toxins into his body.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • toxins = poisonous substances
  • four different kinds of toxins
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • toxins = poisonous substances
  • Avoiding bitter foods is a good way to avoid these toxins.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • toxins = poisonous substances
  • She got one blood transfusion after another because her kidneys could no longer filter the toxins from her blood, leaving her nauseated from the poison of her own body.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • toxins = poisonous substances
  • Yersinia pestis—Bubonic plague, Black death, pest—is an overwhelming infection by bacteria that produce potent toxins.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • If a species does produce alkaloids, as fall approaches, the seeds are where the toxin is most likely to be found.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • His migraine was not helped by the pungent cigar feeding toxins into his system.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Some will die now, others will die later as the various toxins take their toll.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • I think of my mother, sweeping up deadly toxins; the way they used to use up old women, in Russia, sweeping dirt.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • I laid in bed, sweating out toxins, the last of the E and crank, aching from the inside out.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • I try to be respectful of my body and not put a whole lot of toxins into it.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • He never overworried about any such problems, but what if Kathy had been right, that toxins in New Orleans had found their way into his body?
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • E. coli 0157:H7, on the other hand, can release a powerful toxin called a "verotoxin" or a "Shiga toxin" — that attacks the lining of the intestine.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Side effect of some demon toxins.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Like typhoid, one can harbor for a lifetime the toxin of guilt.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Our consultant does guide us each day The masseur rubs our toxins away.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Even if it is a spider bite, the problem is usually the infection rather than the toxin.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • In the unlikely event that this should fail, a doomsday button follows the sedative with a lethal dose of nerve toxin that kills in three to five seconds.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Maybe it was toxins in all the nopals and loquats he ate, or something in the water they siphoned off a cistern, but he started to grow and grow.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts

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