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toxic

adjective
 
 
/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 printing process.
very unpleasant or unacceptable: The atmosphere at work had become positively toxic.
Translations of “toxic”
in Korean 유독성의…
in Arabic سامّ…
in French toxique…
in Turkish zehirli…
in Italian tossico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有毒的, 引起中毒的…
in Russian токсический, ядовитый…
in Polish toksyczny, trujący…
in Spanish tóxico…
in Portuguese tóxico…
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…
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