Definition: harmful; CF. obnoxious
Definition: harmful; CF. obnoxious
Sentences Containing 'noxious'
They are supposed to serve as a defence, and may be seen, as Mr. Busk remarks, "to sweep slowly and carefully over the surface of the polyzoary, removing what might be noxious to the delicate inhabitants of the cells when their tentacula are protruded."
Let him who calls me wild beast and basilisk, leave me alone as something noxious and evil; let him who calls me ungrateful, withhold his service; who calls me wayward, seek not my acquaintance; who calls me cruel, pursue me not; for this wild beast, this basilisk, this ungrateful, cruel, wayward being has no kind of desire to seek, serve, know, or follow them.
But when the disease was more stubborn and violent, he let in the muzzle while the bellows were full of wind, which he discharged into the body of the patient; then withdrew the instrument to replenish it, clapping his thumb strongly against the orifice of then fundament; and this being repeated three or four times, the adventitious wind would rush out, bringing the noxious along with it, (like water put into a pump), and the patient recovered.
Slow lorises can produce a secretion on their brachial gland (a gland on their arm) which when mixed with their saliva creates a volatile, noxious toxin that can be, if necessary, delivered in a bite to an aggressor.
It was introduced to California in the 1960s as an erosion-controlling plant, but it 'escaped' and spread to become a major noxious weed, an invasive species colonizing in many habitats there.
It is native to much of Asia and across many of the Pacific Islands, and it is known in other areas as an introduced species and often an invasive noxious weed.
They contain a noxious substance, bufotoxin, which is used to deter potential predators.
The tadpoles also exude noxious substances which deter fishes from eating them but not the great crested newt.
These usually avoid the noxious secretion by puncturing the tadpole's skin and sucking out its juices.
Snoopy goes into training, eating the camp's awful food, doing exercises, and drinking a nutritious and noxious concoction.
Much of the rest is threatened by aggressive non-native (also called exotic or noxious) invaders, most introduced intentionally by humans.
This technology has helped the operation to reduce the emission of some noxious and toxic metals; however, the integrated nature of the plant has hindered the modification of individual parts of the plant.
Brain centers showing hyperactivation in response to noxious stimulation include such pain-related brain centers as the primary and secondary somatosensory cortices, anterior cingulate cortex, and insular cortex.
One of these involves driving away the Five Noxious Creatures ("wu du"), of which the snake is one.
The reputation is not surprising, given that the very volcanically-active site is a charred landscape of blasted rock filled with bubbling pits of unearthly hues and noxious fumes.
More Vocab Wordsploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
incur - bring upon oneself
isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
elaboration - addition of details; intricacy
serrated - having a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf
vacuous - empty; lacking in ideas; inane; stupid; Ex. vacuous expression; N. vacuity
crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
indecision - irresolution; inability to make up one's mind
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism