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nocuous

[nok-yoo-uh s] /ˈnɒk yu əs/
adjective
1.
likely to cause damage or injury; harmful; noxious.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Latin nocuus harmful, injurious, equivalent to noc(ēre) to harm + -uus deverbal adj. suffix; see -ous
Related forms
nocuously, adverb
nocuousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nocuousness

nocuous

/ˈnɒkjʊəs/
adjective
1.
(rare) harmful; noxious
Derived Forms
nocuously, adverb
nocuousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin nocuus, from nocēre to hurt
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Word Origin and History for nocuousness

nocuous

adj.

1630s, "noxious, harmful," from Latin nocuus "harmful," from stem of nocere "to hurt, injure, harm" (see innocuous).

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