[ noh-suhnt ]
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  1. harmful; injurious: nocent chemical waste and other toxins.

  2. guilty; not innocent.

Origin of nocent

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin nocent-, stem of nocēns, present participle of nocēre “to harm, injure”; see -ent

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