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- adj. Having no harmful effect.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Free from hurtful qualities or effects; harmless; innocuous.
- adj. Free from crime; pure; innocent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not noxious or harmful; doing no harm; innocuous: as, an innoxious drug.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having no adverse effect
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This the deluded Camilla thought an expedient the most innoxious; and gave to him so much of her time, that his susceptibility to the charms of youth and beauty was put to a trial beyond his fortitude; and, in a very few days, notwithstanding their disproportion in age, his embarrassed though large estates, and the little or no fortune which she had in view, he determined to marry her: for when
In short, wheresoever we find strength, and in what light soever we look upon power, we shall all along observe the sublime the concomitant of terror, and contempt the attendant on a strength that is subservient and innoxious.
Haggis is too innoxious to possibly slander outright, and so it is with pure obliviousness that this scene smacks of both racism and the kind of well-intended condescension he trades so abundantly in.
From some peculiar derangement in the structure or, in other words, some deviation in the natural action of a gland destined to create a mild, innoxious fluid, a poison of the most deadly nature may be created; for example: That gland, which in its sound state secretes pure saliva, may, from being thrown into diseased action, produce a poison of the most destructive quality.
Even common water, that apparently innoxious pabulum, when corrupted by the filth of populous cities, is a deadly and insidious destroyer.
In short, I have seldom heard of any noblemen so innoxious.
A slim-shafted palm shooting through the leafy mantle, and swaying airily a profuse mass of fiery red seeds, distinctive in shape, may be the prototype of a flirt, but the flirtation which arrests attention and bewitches the beholder is also innoxious.
If perchance some stricken Asiatic come among us, plague dies with him, uncommunicated and innoxious.
That it was not a childish and innoxious laughter, appears from the indignation of Sarah.
But Mr. Bowen succeeded in calming his fears, and convince him, that by sprinkling the cabin and forecastle freely with vinegar, and burning brimstone, tobacco - leaves, and tar several hours in a day for several successive days, the infected atmosphere would be rendered pure and innoxious.