toxic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “toxic” in the English Dictionary

"toxic" in British English

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toxicadjective

uk   /ˈtɒk.sɪk/  us   /ˈtɑːk-/

toxic adjective (POISONOUS)

B2 poisonous: toxic ​waste/​chemicals/​effluent

toxic adjective (UNPLEASANT)

informal very ​unpleasant or ​unacceptable informal causing you a lot of ​harm and ​unhappiness over a ​longperiod of ​time: toxic ​parents a toxic ​relationship
(Definition of toxic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"toxic" in American English

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toxicadjective

 us   /ˈtɑk·sɪk/
biology, chemistry poisonous, or ​relating to ​poisonoussubstances
(Definition of toxic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"toxic" in Business English

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toxicadjective

uk   us   /ˈtɒksɪk/
poisonous: toxic to sb/sth These substances can be toxic to ​humans.toxic chemical/substance/material The ​company has ​cut toxic ​chemicals from its ​printingprocess.
very unpleasant or unacceptable: The atmosphere at ​work had become ​positively toxic.
(Definition of toxic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “toxic”
in Korean 유독성의…
in Arabic سامّ…
in Malaysian toksik…
in French toxique…
in Russian токсический, ядовитый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有毒的, 引起中毒的…
in Italian tossico…
in Turkish zehirli…
in Polish toksyczny, trujący…
in Spanish tóxico…
in Vietnamese độc…
in Portuguese tóxico…
in Thai มีพิษ…
in German toxisch…
in Catalan tòxic…
in Japanese 有毒な, 毒のある…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有毒的, 引起中毒的…
in Indonesian beracun…
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