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Meaning of “poisonous” in the English Dictionary

"poisonous" in British English

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poisonousadjective

uk   us   /ˈpɔɪ.zən.əs/
B2 very ​harmful and ​able to ​causeillness or ​death: poisonous ​chemicals Can you ​tell the ​difference between poisonous ​mushrooms and ​ediblevarieties?B2 A poisonous ​animal or ​insect uses ​poison in ​order to ​defend itself: a poisonous ​snake very ​unpleasant and ​unkind: He said some poisonous things to me.

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(Definition of poisonous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “poisonous”
in Arabic سامّ…
in Korean 유독한…
in Portuguese venenoso…
in Catalan verinós, tòxic…
in Japanese 有毒な, 毒のある…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有毒的,有害的, 令人不快的, 恶意的…
in Turkish zehirli…
in Russian ядовитый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有毒的,有害的, 令人不快的, 惡意的…
in Italian velenoso…
in Polish trujący, jadowity…
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