Crossword clues for poisonous
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Poisonous \Poi"son*ous\, a.
Having the qualities or effects of poison; venomous; baneful;
--Shak. -- Poi"son*ous*ly, adv. -- Poi"son*ous*ness, n.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
a. 1 Containing sufficient poison to be dangerous 2 (context of an animal English) Inedible due to containing poison; poisonous to eat
Usage examples of "poisonous".
Montpelier, then fissioned in a purposely ugly way in such a way as to create like hellacious amounts of highly poisonous radioactive wastes, which are mixed with heavy water and specially heated-zirconium-piped through special heavily guarded heated zirconium pipes back down to Montpelier as raw materiel for the massive poisons needed for toxic lithiumization and waste-intenseness and annular fusion.
In one poisonous sample which it fell to my lot to investigate, the evil had been caused by the sophistication of the anotta, employed for colouring cheese.
Depletion of the blood by drastic and poisonous medicines, such as antimony and mercurials, hemorrhages and blood-letting, syphilis, excessive mental or physical labor, as well as a too early use and abuse of the sexual organs, all tend to waste the blood, reduce the tone of the system, and develop scrofula.
This could not have been good for his health, because some of the preparations contained compounds of mercury and antimony, which are poisonous.
He knew so little of its use that he tried to eat the fruit, or poisonous berries, of the plant.
Moreover, the red berries, or their coloured fleshy cups, are not poisonous when taken in moderation, but rejecting the seeds.
Thus, calcium atoms make up an active metal that would be quite poisonous to living tissue, but calcium ions are much blander and are necessary components of living tissue.
If we are killed in an ambush or blown up on a mine, we will be wearing clean brookies, our best dresses, red and black necklaces made out of the very poisonous seeds from lucky-bean trees.
There were times in which the thought would force itself upon my consciousness, How long is the universe to look upon this dreadful experiment of a malarious planet, with its unmeasurable freight of suffering, its poisonous atmosphere, so sweet to breathe, so sure to kill in a few scores of years at farthest, and its heart-breaking woes which make even that brief space of time an eternity?
He committed the wild imprudence of traversing the Maremma in August, and was killed by the poisonous exhalations.
She dropped the poisonous monkshood rootstock and leaves into her burner, then took out her rose quartz.
Pipichari has given me a small quantity of the poisonous paste, and has also taken me to see the plant from the root of which it is made, the Aconitum Japonicum, a monkshood, whose tall spikes of blue flowers are brightening the brushwood in all directions.
True, he had not consciously expected Hempnell to manifest any physical stench of evil, any outward sign of a poisonous inward neurosis -- or whatever it was he was battling.
Experiments upon living animals have proved that absorption of poisonous substances occurs, even when all communication by way of the lacteals and lymphatics is obstructed, the passage by the blood-vessels alone remaining.
The polyhedron shattered into six or seven pieces, releasing neither poisonous gas nor embryonic alien beings.