Translation of "poisonous" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈpɔɪ.zən.əs/ us /ˈpɔɪ.zən.əs/

B2 very harmful and able to cause illness or death

poisonous chemicals 有毒化学物质
Can you tell the difference between poisonous mushrooms and edible varieties? 你能说出有毒蘑菇和食用蘑菇之间的区别吗?

very unpleasant and unkind

He said some poisonous things to me. 他对我说了些恶毒的话。

More examples

  • Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless, poisonous gas.
  • These normally harmless substances combine to form a highly poisonous gas.
  • Thousands of fish were killed as a result of a discharge of poisonous chemicals from a nearby factory.
  • Fungus can be poisonous.
  • The chemicals can be poisonous if ingested.

(Translation of “poisonous” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)