Definition of 'noxious'
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A STUDENT died after being overcome from noxious fumes at a university halls of residence. The Sun (2017)We carry oxygen tanks and gas detectors which detect noxious gases and low oxygen. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The small probes were hissing and seemed to be emitting noxious gas. The Sun (2012)Do they spit venom or emit noxious smells? Times, Sunday Times (2015)In addition, charcoal granules will absorb noxious gases. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In fact they contained a chemical with an indelible, noxious smell. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)British airlines in particular had worried about the amount of CO2 and other noxious fumes blamed on flying. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Speculation was rife that a ship at sea had emptied its tanks and released a noxious gas that was carried ashore on southerly winds. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It should hardly need mentioning that the welfare of users demands that all interiors be free of products that emit unpleasant or noxious fumes. A Philosophy of Interior Design (1990)It comes off the wall like a noxious gas, as strong in the photographer as in the photographed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A university researcher is locked inside a lab as noxious fumes and rats for experimentation are let loose. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The whole of central London is not entirely choked by noxious fumes, though. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is true that economic growth can degrade the environment: the noxious fumes in many Chinese cities are a case in point. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A police spokesman said: 'It appears he was overcome by noxious fumes. The Sun (2015)
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Used Occasionally. noxious is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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