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nontoxic

adjective non·tox·ic \ ˌnän-ˈtäk-sik \
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of nontoxic

: not toxic
  • a nontoxic work environment
  • a nontoxic, biodegradable pesticide
  • nontoxic household cleaners

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First Known Use of nontoxic

circa 1862

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nontoxic

noun

Definition of nontoxic

plural nontoxics
: a nontoxic substance
  • … began searching for nontoxics to control nematodes, insects and invasive species.
  • —Don Curlee

First Known Use of nontoxic

1976

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Medical Dictionary

nontoxic

adjective non·tox·ic \ -ˈtäk-sik \

medical Definition of nontoxic

1 : not toxic
  • nontoxic chemicals
2 of goiter : not associated with hyperthyroidism

Learn More about nontoxic

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of nontoxic


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