Difference between poisonous and taxine




  1. marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful
  2. not safe to eat
  3. having the qualities or effects of a poison


Cayenne pepper, which easily loses its red colour, was tinted with cinnabar, an extremely poisonous mercury compound.

The pond water was strangled with poisonous weed.

Society may be full of poisonous vapors and be built on a framework of lies; it is nevertheless prudent to consider whether the ideal advantages of disturbing it overweigh the practical disadvantages, and above all to bear in mind that if you rob the average man of his illusions, you are almost sure to rob him of his happiness.

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