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poisonous meaning

EN[ˈpɔɪzənəs]

    Definition of poisonous in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore poisonousSUPmost poisonousSUF-ous
    1. Containing sufficient poison to be dangerous.
      1. (of an animal) Inedible due to containing poison; poisonous to eat.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The poisonous damp of night disponge upon me. — Shakespeare.
          • American Indians apparently were aware of the poisonous properties of the zigadenes.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Morphemes
            • Suffixes
              • Words by suffix
                • Words suffixed with -ous
                • Suffixes that form adjectives from nouns
                  • Words suffixed with -ous
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            1. en poisonously
            2. en poisonousness
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of poisonous for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "poisonous" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
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