1. of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison
; - Example: "suffering from exposure to toxic substances"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Toxic \Tox"ic\, Toxical \Tox"ic*al\, a. [L. toxicum poison,
originally, a poison in which arrows were dipped, Gr.
toxiko`n (sc. ?) poison for smearing arrows with, fr.
toxiko`s of or for the bow, from to`xon bow, arrow. Cf.
Of or pertaining to poison; poisonous; as, toxic medicines.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison;
"suffering from exposure to toxic substances" [ant:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
52 Moby Thesaurus words for "toxic":
baleful, baneful, catching, communicable, contagious, corroding,
corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive, damaging,
deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, disadvantageous,
disserviceable, distressing, envenomed, harmful, hurtful,
infectious, infective, injurious, lethal, malefic, malevolent,
malign, malignant, mephitic, miasmal, miasmatic, miasmic,
mischievous, noisome, noxious, ominous, pernicious, pestiferous,
pestilential, poison, poisonous, prejudicial, scatheful, toxicant,
toxiferous, venenate, veneniferous, venenous, venomous, vicious,