[poi-zuh-nuh s] /ˈpɔɪ zə nəs/
full of or containing :
poisonous air; a poisonous substance.
poisonous to animals; poisonous rumors.
deeply malicious; malevolent:
not having the effects or qualities of a poison
having the effects or qualities of a poison
capable of killing or inflicting injury; venomous
corruptive or malicious
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)
Relating to or caused by a poison.
[non-poh-ler] /nɒnˈpoʊ lər/ adjective, Physical Chemistry. 1. containing no permanently dipolar molecules; lacking a dipole.
[non-poh-ler] /nɒnˈpoʊ lər/ adjective, Physical Chemistry. 1. containing no permanently dipolar molecules; lacking a dipole. adj. also nonpolar, 1892, from non- + polar.
[poh-luh-rahyzd] /ˈpoʊ ləˌraɪzd/ adjective 1. of or relating to a medium that exhibits polarization. 2. (of an electric plug or outlet) designed so that the plug and outlet fit together in only one way.
[poh-luh-rahyz] /ˈpoʊ ləˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), polarized, polarizing. 1. to cause in. 2. to divide into sharply opposing factions, political groups, etc.: The controversy has polarized voters into proabortion and antiabortion groups. 3. to give to. verb (used without object), polarized, polarizing. 4. to become polarized. /ˈpəʊləˌraɪz/ verb 1. to acquire or cause to […]