Definition of noxious
Examples of noxious in a Sentence
mixing bleach and ammonia can cause noxious fumes that can seriously harm you
noxious smog that for years has been encrusting the historic cathedral with soot
Recent Examples of noxious from the Web
The appeals panel reversed a U.S. District Court decision that had dismissed the ranchers' claims of noxious odors and lower property values as speculative.
In the end, Kelly and Lack rallied strongly to produce a program that seemed far less noxious than the preview—or Kelly’s friendly snapshot with Jones—suggested.
Toilets were scrubbed with noxious blue granules — and fortitude.
But a certain type of weevil is helping to restore Lake Bistineau, a Northwest Louisiana waterbody that has been devastated by the proliferation of giant salvinia, a noxious, exotic weed that has no natural checks in Louisiana.
The casual violation of laws concerning classified material and noxious influence peddling show the Clinton State Department was ‘
Meanwhile, the South Sea sponges continue to fabricate the noxious compounds.
Its limited effect on life span — an extension of a few months — suggests that excess glutamate is hardly the only noxious factor involved in the disease.
After an 8-year battle, Pfeifer died of terminal cancer, caused by the noxious cloud that hung over the disaster site.
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Origin and Etymology of noxious
Middle English noxius, from Latin, from noxa harm; akin to Latin nocēre to harm, nec-, nex violent death, Greek nekros dead body
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of noxious
NOXIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of noxious for English Language Learners
: harmful to living things
NOXIOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of noxious for Students
: causing harm noxious fumes
Medical Definition of noxious
: physically harmful or destructive to living beings noxious wastes
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