noxious

adj.
Noxious is used with these nouns: ↑emission, ↑fumes, ↑gas, ↑smell, ↑substance, ↑weed

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  • Noxious — Nox ious, a. [L. noxius, fr. noxa harm; akin to nocere to harm, hurt. Cf. {Nuisance}, {Necromancy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Hurtful; harmful; baneful; pernicious; injurious; destructive; unwholesome; insalubrious; as, noxious air, food, or climate;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Noxious — may refer to: Poison, substances that can can harm or kill . Noxious weed, a plant designated by the government as injurious to public health, agriculture, recreation, wildlife or property Noxious stimulus, an actually or potentially tissue… …   Wikipedia

  • noxious — I adjective adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, brutal, causing danger, contaminated, corrupting, damaging, dangerous, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, disadvantageous, fatal, fraught with danger, harmful, hazardous, hurtful, impairing,… …   Law dictionary

  • noxious — adjective Etymology: Middle English noxius, from Latin, from noxa harm; akin to Latin nocēre to harm, nec , nex violent death, Greek nekros dead body Date: 15th century 1. a. physically harmful or destructive to living beings < noxious waste > b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • noxious — noxiously, adv. noxiousness, n. /nok sheuhs/, adj. 1. harmful or injurious to health or physical well being: noxious fumes. 2. morally harmful; corrupting; pernicious: a noxious plan to spread dissension. [1605 15; < L noxius harmful, hurtful,… …   Universalium

  • noxious — Injurious; harmful. [L. noxius, injurious, fr. noceo, to injure] * * * nox·ious näk shəs adj physically harmful or destructive to living beings <noxious wastes> * * * nox·ious (nokґshəs) [L. noxius] hurtful, pernicious, or damaging to… …   Medical dictionary

  • noxious — See noisome. See noisome, noxious, obnoxious …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • noxious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. noisome, harmful, poisonous, injurious, deleterious, pernicious. See badness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Harmful] Syn. baneful, pernicious, deleterious; see harmful , pernicious . 2. [Foul] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • noxious — nox|ious [ˈnɔkʃəs US ˈna:k ] adj formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: noxius, from noxa harm ] harmful or poisonous = ↑toxic ▪ noxious fumes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • noxious — [17] Noxious was adapted from Latin noxius ‘harmful’, a derivative of noxa ‘damage, injury’. (An earlier borrowing was obnoxious [16], from Latin obnoxius, which contains the prefix ob ‘to’.) Related to noxa were Latin nex ‘destruction, death,… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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