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nocuous

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adjective noc·u·ous \ˈnä-kyə-wəs\

Definition of nocuous

  1. :  harmful

noc·u·ous·ly adverb


Examples of nocuous

  1. <hand washing is one of the easiest ways to help prevent the spread of nocuous germs>



Origin of nocuous

Latin nocuus, from nocēre to harm — more at noxious


First Known Use: 1635


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nocuous

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adjective noc·u·ous \ˈnäk-yə-wəs\

Medical Definition of nocuous

  1. :  likely to cause injury <a nocuous stimulus>




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