Antonyms for nonpoisonous

Grammar : Adj
Spell : poi-zuh-nuh s
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpɔɪ zə nəs

Definition of nonpoisonous

Origin :
  • 1570s, from poison (n.) + -ous. Failed 16c. rivals were poisonsome, poisonful, poisony. Earlier poisoned was used (late 15c.). Related: Poisonously; poisonousness.
  • As in safe : adj not dangerous
Example sentences :
  • (e) The poisonous portions are not distinguishable from the nonpoisonous, either macroscopically or microscopically.
  • Extract from : « Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, November 1899 » by Various
  • Her second-stage rockets were also of the nonpoisonous variety, because she fired them at a bare 60,000 feet.
  • Extract from : « Space Tug » by Murray Leinster
  • Several species of nonpoisonous snakes were more common but were nowhere really abundant.
  • Extract from : « Camps and Trails in China » by Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews

Synonyms for nonpoisonous

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