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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Noxious  \Nox"ious\,  a.  [L.  noxius,  fr  noxa  harm;  akin  to  nocere 
  to  harm,  hurt.  Cf  {Nuisance},  {Necromancy}.] 
  1.  Hurtful;  harmful;  baneful;  pernicious;  injurious; 
  destructive;  unwholesome;  insalubrious;  as  noxious  air, 
  food,  or  climate;  pernicious;  corrupting  to  morals;  as 
  noxious  practices  or  examples. 
  Too  frequent  an  appearance  in  places  of  public 
  resort  is  noxious  to  spiritual  promotions.  --Swift. 
  2.  Guilty;  criminal.  [R.] 
  Those  who  are  noxious  in  the  eye  of  the  law.  --Abp. 
  Syn:  Noisome;  hurtful;  harmful;  injurious;  destructive; 
  pernicious;  mischievous;  corrupting;  baneful; 
  unwholesome;  insalubrious.  See  {Noisome}.  -- 
  {Nox"ious*ly},  adv  --  {Nox"ious*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  injurious  to  physical  or  mental  health;  "noxious  chemical 
  wastes";  "noxious  ideas"  [syn:  {harmful}]  [ant:  {innocuous}] 
  2:  having  adverse  effect  on  living  things  "noxious  chemical 
  wastes"  [syn:  {deleterious},  {hurtful},  {injurious}] 

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