WORD FORMATION RESOURCE

  • antitoxin, detox(ification), detoxify, intoxicant, intoxicate(d), intoxicating, intoxication, neurotoxin, non-toxic, tox(a)emia, toxicity, toxicological, toxicologist, toxicology, toxin
  • toxophilite, toxophily, toxoplasmosis

WORD ORIGINS

  • Mid 17th century: from medieval Latin toxicus ‘poisoned’, from Latin toxicum ‘poison’, from Greek toxikon (pharmakon) ‘(poison for) arrows’, from toxon ‘bow’.
  • Toxic is from medieval Latin toxicus ‘poisoned’: this comes from the Greek phrase toxikon (pharmakon) ‘(poison for) arrows’, from toxon ‘bow’. Intoxicate (Late Middle English) comes from the related toxicum ‘a poison’. The association with alcohol is found from the late 16th century.
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