Definition of 'poisonous'
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They knew which plants were poisonous, which were not. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The berries of both plants are poisonous, and will burn the lips. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Used in small amounts for culinary purposes but poisonous in large quantities. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Live in a poisonous atmosphere and take on your battles for you? Times, Sunday Times (2010)These lakes were full of poisonous gases from the volcano. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We will defeat their poisonous and twisted ideology. The Sun (2016)They may have consumed poisonous plants and been exposed to slug pellets. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We know that mercury is extremely poisonous. M. E. Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome - How To Live With It (1989)Rolling clouds of poisonous gases had seeped into their lungs and killed them where they stood. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Allowing players to voice their grievances will simply give rise to an atmosphere of poisonous recrimination. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The whole plant is poisonous to eat. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The idea of a poisonous snake makes nature rather too close. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She was a like poisonous snake in his house. The Sun (2014)When cops found him at a park outside the vehicle he had inhaled poisonous gas but was alive. The Sun (2015)The biggest concern is that the poisonous atmosphere is spreading into more general antagonism towards the profit motive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She portrays a poisonous atmosphere in which journalism and freedom of speech had become matters of life and death. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)But at least cigarette companies have a farming and production process that transforms otherwise useless and poisonous leaves into something valuable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But she recoiled in horror when the poisonous Chilean rose spider wriggled into life. The Sun (2010)Britain's most poisonous spider can be lethal. The Sun (2015)Otherwise, the poisonous gases in the tunnels will kill us. Christianity Today (2000)He races to the farm and finds the trio lying motionless, having inhaled poisonous gas! The Sun (2010)A cloud of poisonous vapour drifted towards the city. Times, Sunday Times (2010)More than 20,000 people also died in Britain from the poisonous ash cloud. The Sun (2011)A man in Swindon recently had a particularly terrifying shock when he found a nest of poisonous spiders in his kitchen cupboard. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: poisonous /ˈpɔɪzənəs/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is poisonous will kill you or harm you if you swallow or absorb it.
Ten workmen breathed in poisonous gas.
- American English: poisonous
- Arabic: سامّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: venenoso
- Chinese: 有毒的
- Croatian: otrovan
- Czech: jedovatý
- Danish: giftig
- Dutch: giftig
- European Spanish: venenoso
- Finnish: myrkyllinen
- French: venimeux
- German: giftig
- Greek: δηλητηριώδης
- Italian: velenoso
- Japanese: 有毒な
- Korean: 유해한
- Norwegian: giftig
- Polish: toksyczny
- European Portuguese: venenoso
- Romanian: otrăvitor
- Russian: ядовитый
- Spanish: venenoso
- Swedish: giftig
- Thai: ซึ่งเป็นพิษ
- Turkish: zehirli
- Ukrainian: отруйний
- Vietnamese: độc
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