Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Containing or being a poison.
  • adjective Capable of harming or killing by poison.
  • adjective Full of ill will; malicious or spiteful.
  • adjective Harmful or destructive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the properties of a poison; containing poison; venomous; hence, corrupting, vitiating, or impairing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the qualities or effects of poison; venomous; baneful; corrupting; noxious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Containing sufficient poison to be dangerous
  • adjective of an animal Inedible due to containing poison; poisonous to eat

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not safe to eat
  • adjective marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful
  • adjective having the qualities or effects of a poison

Etymologies

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From poison +‎ -ous

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