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- noxious:  Noxious was adapted from Latin noxius ‘harmful’, a derivative of noxa ‘damage, injury’. (An earlier borrowing was obnoxious , from Latin obnoxius, which contains the prefix ob- ‘to’.) Related to noxa were Latin nex ‘destruction, death, slaughter’ (source of English internecine and pernicious) and nocēre ‘injure’ (source of English innocent, innocuous, and nuisance).
=> innocent, innocuous, internecine, nuisance, obnoxious, pernicious
- noxious (adj.)
- c. 1500, from Latin noxius "hurtful, injurious," from noxa "injury, hurt, damage entailing liability" (related to nocere "to hurt," and to nex "slaughter"), from PIE *nek-ro-, causative form of root *nek- (1) "death" (see necro-).
- 1. Their behaviour was noxious.
- 2. Heavy industry pollutes our rivers with noxious chemicals.
- 3. Noxious gases had built up in the sewer.
- 4. Heavy industry pollutes our rivers with noxious chemicals.
- 5. Many household products give off noxious fumes.
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