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poisonousadjective

uk   /ˈpɔɪ.zən.əs/ us   /ˈpɔɪ.zən.əs/
B2 very harmful and able to cause illness or death: poisonous chemicals Can you tell the difference between poisonous mushrooms and edible varieties?
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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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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