An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (poisonous)
a. tóxico
The acidity of the water leached toxic substances from the pipes into the drinking water.La acidez del agua filtró sustancias tóxicas de la tubería al agua potable.
2. (finance)
a. tóxico
The bank had too many toxic assets and was forced to shut down.El banco tenía demasiados activos tóxicos y se vio obligado a cerrar.
3. (malicious and harmful)
a. tóxico
It isn't easy to spot toxic people who have bad intentions but seem kind.Es difícil reconocer a las personas tóxicas que tienen malas intenciones pero parecen amables.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (poisonous substance)
a. el tóxico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They found dangerous amounts of mercury and other toxics in the bay.Encontraron cantidades peligrosas de mercurio y otros tóxicos en la bahía.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (medicine)
a. tóxico(a)
2. (medicine)
toxic shock syndromesíndrome del shock tóxico
toxic [ˈtɒksɪk]
1 [+substance, alga] tóxico
2 (Fin) [+loan, investment] tóxico
banks are desperate to offload their toxic loans If toxic mortgages are the cause of the world's financial difficulties... The bank is 2.4 billion pounds in the red over toxic investments
tóxico (m)
toxic waste (n) desechos (m) tóxicos
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