Examples of poisonous in a Sentence
Chocolate is poisonous to dogs.
This species of spider is extremely poisonous.
Recent Examples of poisonous from the Web
Cuba’s party scene became an infamous stage for tourism at its most exploitative and indulgent, a wretched and poisonous case of bloat.
Chinese lanterns are closely related to tomatillos but this Physalis is poisonous, definitely NOT edible.
Sherwood’s home has been tented so that sulfuryl fluoride, a poisonous, odorless gas, can be sprayed inside.
The increasingly poisonous rift has split much of the region, elicited confused responses from the United States — a close ally to every party in the dispute — and revealed divides within the Trump administration.
Touching any of the three poisonous species may result in an itchy rash of blisters.
This can be the result of asphyxiation, including by exposure to poisonous gas, and by cardiac arrest of innumerable possible causes.
But people started feeling faint around 8:30 a.m. just as a worker opened a package in the basement, stirring worries that the parcel might have been poisonous.
The court ruling scheduled to last three days takes place amid an increasingly poisonous atmosphere in Brasilia which threatens to paralyze a crucial economic reform agenda.
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First Known Use of poisonous
POISONOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of poisonous for English Language Learners
: 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
POISONOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of poisonous for Students
: containing poison : having or causing an effect of poison poisonous mushrooms
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