non·​poi·​son·​ous ˌnän-ˈpȯiz-nəs How to pronounce nonpoisonous (audio)
: not having the properties or effects of poison : not poisonous
nonpoisonous plants
nonpoisonous snakes

Examples of nonpoisonous in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonpoisonous was in 1850

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“Nonpoisonous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


non·​poi·​son·​ous -ˈpȯiz-nəs, -ᵊn-əs How to pronounce nonpoisonous (audio)
: not poisonous

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