nontoxic

adjective
non·​tox·​ic | \ ˌnän-ˈtäk-sik How to pronounce nontoxic (audio) \

Definition of nontoxic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

nontoxic

noun
plural nontoxics

Definition of nontoxic (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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The nail salons known for their nontoxic manicures and luxurious treatments offer an urban oasis with a minimalist sensibility, and that understated yet elegant vibe carries over into Abramcyk’s and Ilyinsky’s carefully curated wardrobes. Katie Devlin, Vogue, "How the Beauty Pioneers Behind Tenoverten Take Their Less-Is-More Philosophy Into Fashion," 9 Nov. 2018 At least eight states specify that tattoo ink must be sterile, nontoxic or unadulterated, according to the Network for Public Health Law, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "Tattoo Industry Wins Over Millennials," 31 Aug. 2018 Wild mushrooms, which can be both toxic and nontoxic, typically grow after a period of rainy weather, which Round Rock has experienced in recent days, according to the news station. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Texas veterinarian warns wild mushrooms after heavy rains can be toxic for pets," 18 Sep. 2018 And, whenever possible, use nontoxic cleaning supplies, which don’t give off noxious fumes. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "6 Nursery-Decorating Mistakes To Avoid For Your Baby’s Health," 19 Dec. 2018 The safe, nontoxic formula keeps kitty active, and the bubble wand provides interactive playtime for both of you. Bree Coven Foster, The Seattle Times, "Best pet gifts for your four-legged friends," 14 Nov. 2018 And even the most poshest of pups won't turn their noses up at Wylde's revolutionary nontoxic formula, released just this summer. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "9 Luxurious Dog Shampoos for the Furry Friend in Your Life," 18 July 2018 No one lives in the immediate area of the summit but communities up to two miles away could be showered by pea-size fragments or dusted with nontoxic ash, said Tina Neal, scientist-in-charge at the Hawaii Volcano Observatory. NBC News, "Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could spew boulders the size of refrigerators for miles," 11 May 2018 That’s why on November 8, the GH Institute is teaming up with Made Safe, an organization that educates consumers and companies about nontoxic ingredients, to host the second Raise the Green Bar Summit. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Here's everything you need to know about the 2018 Raise the Green Bar Sustainability Summit.," 16 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of nontoxic

Adjective

circa 1862, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nontoxic was circa 1862

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nontoxic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of nontoxic

: not poisonous

nontoxic

adjective
non·​tox·​ic | \ -ˈtäk-sik How to pronounce nontoxic (audio) \

Medical Definition of nontoxic

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

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