nontoxic etymology

English word nontoxic comes from English toxic, English non-

Detailed word origin of nontoxic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
toxic English (eng) (figurative) Negative; harmful.. (medicine) Appearing grossly unwell; characterised by serious, potentially life-threatening compromise in the respiratory, circulatory or other body systems.. (toxicology) Having a chemical nature that is harmful to health or lethal if consumed or otherwise entering into the body in sufficient quantities.
non- English (eng) Used in the sense of not, to negate the meaning of the word to which it is prefixed.
nontoxic English (eng) Not toxic; not poisonous.

Words with the same origin as nontoxic

Descendants of toxic
detoxify mytilotoxine retoxify toxidrome toxify
Descendants of non-
nonaccentual nonaggression nonalcoholic noncommittal nondenominational nondescript nondisclosure nonentity nonessential nonexistent nonfat nonfiction nonhuman noninvasive nonlethal nonnegotiable nonpayment nonprofit nonrefundable nonrhoticity nonspecific nonstarter nonthreatening nontraditional