poi·son·ous adjective \ˈpȯiz-nəs, ˈpȯi-zən-əs\
: causing sickness or death by entering or touching the body : containing poison
: capable of putting poison into another animal's body by biting it
: very harmful or unpleasant
Examples of POISONOUS
- Chocolate is poisonous to dogs.
- This species of spider is extremely poisonous.
First Known Use of POISONOUS
poi·son·ous adjective \ˈpȯiz-nəs, -ən-əs\ (Medical Dictionary)
: having the properties or effects of poison : venomous
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