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poisonous

adjective uk   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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in Korean 유독한…
in Arabic سامّ…
in Portuguese venenoso…
in Catalan verinós, tòxic…
in Japanese 有毒な, 毒のある…
in Italian velenoso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有毒的,有害的, 令人不快的, 惡意的…
in Russian ядовитый…
in Turkish zehirli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有毒的,有害的, 令人不快的, 恶意的…
in Polish trujący, jadowity…
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