Nonpoisonous



[poi-zuh-nuh s] /ˈpɔɪ zə nəs/

adjective
1.
full of or containing :
poisonous air; a poisonous substance.
2.
harmful; destructive:
poisonous to animals; poisonous rumors.
3.
deeply malicious; malevolent:
poisonous efforts.
/nɒnˈpɔɪzənəs/
adjective
1.
not having the effects or qualities of a poison
/ˈpɔɪzənəs/
adjective
1.
having the effects or qualities of a poison
2.
capable of killing or inflicting injury; venomous
3.
corruptive or malicious
adj.

1570s, from poison (n.) + -ous. Failed 16c. rivals were poisonsome, poisonful, poisony. Earlier poisoned was used (late 15c.). Related: Poisonously; poisonousness.

poisonous poi·son·ous (poi’zə-nəs)
adj.
Relating to or caused by a poison.

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