- the quality, relative degree, or specific degree of being toxic or poisonous: to determine the toxicity of arsenic.
Origin of toxicity
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Examples from the Web for toxicity
This is a story about the toxicity of the right-wing echo chamber.The Right-Wing Crusade Against KStew: How Fear Factories Like Breitbart and Fox Distort News
October 16, 2014
As Reagan injected the toxicity of racial division into the American body politic, Jackson spoke about “coming up together”.The Unsung Heroism of Jesse Jackson
September 7, 2014
Journalists will still scribble down the things they say, but most Americans have by now tuned all that toxicity out.Hillary Derangement Syndrome
April 4, 2013
Propylene glycol, on the other hand, is used to reduce the toxicity of antifreeze.My (Electronic) Cigarette Addiction
January 31, 2013
Given the toxicity of the Conservative “brand” in Scotland, that could prove fatal for unionism.A Stand-Alone Scotland
January 11, 2012
Intramuscularly the toxicity is 30 percent greater than subcutaneously.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
Aubert6 studied the toxicity of caffein in man and other animals.
This diet does not seem to be a factor, therefore, in the toxicity of caffein.
The toxicity of caffein was studied in a large number of individuals.
Diet was without any influence on the toxicity of the single dose of caffein.
- the degree of strength of a poison
- the state or quality of being poisonous
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Word Origin and History for toxicity
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The quality or condition of being toxic.
- The degree to which a substance is toxic.
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