What does the word poisonous mean?

  • Having the qualities of a poison.

Usage examples for poisonous

  1. It is the most poisonous of the gases from coal; hence the danger from sleeping in a room having a coal fire. – An Introduction to Chemical Science by R.P. Williams
  2. The lame horses are worse: the poisonous mulga must be in the wounds, but I can't get it out. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  3. This stuff- if it's what you think it might be- is poisonous?" – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  4. Mr. Barrett resumed: " I can't be alone in feeling that there are certain times and periods when what I would like to call poisonous influences are abroad, that touch my fate in the days to come. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  5. I know you are no more of her class and type than the wood lily is like the rank and poisonous marsh weed! – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli

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