nonpoisonous


nonpoisonous

adjective

  1. full of or containing poison: poisonous air; a poisonous substance.
  2. harmful; destructive: poisonous to animals; poisonous rumors.
  3. deeply malicious; malevolent: poisonous efforts.

adjective

  1. not having the effects or qualities of a poison

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. adj.

  1. Relating to or caused by a poison.

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