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toxic

adjective damaging, deadly, deleterious, fatal, festering, harmful, injurious, insalubrious, lethal, malign, noxious, pestilent, pernicious, poisonous, purulent, risky, unsafe, venomous, virulent
Associated concepts: toxic chemicals, toxic dementia, toxic ingredients, toxic psychosis, toxic torts
See also: deadly, deleterious, detrimental, fatal, harmful, insalubrious, lethal, malignant, noxious, peccant, pernicious, pestilent, virulent
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The favelas of Rio de Janeiro and barrios of Caracas--indeed the slums of any major city--should not be allowed to recolonize unstable slopes, floodable canyons or toxically poisoned land.
We have a council who went out and publicly declared that a whole area of properties were toxically contaminated, but which had not thought through the process of how they would clean up that contamination.
The aftermath to every match day is now becoming toxically unpleasant.
This room has a built-in detector to identify those too toxically cheery to be allowed in - if you can climb the almost vertical stairs without toppling backwards then you are (literally) in.
For a variety of reasons--perhaps because the soil resource is less glamorous than endangered species, less conspicuous than toxically polluted waters or clearcut forests, or less politically divisive than "cowburnt"(24) rangelands--it has never received the same degree of political or grassroots attention as other natural resources and land uses.
The metaphoric equivalent of the pile-up is really our toxically pollutive economy; and although this issue is prevalent, it exists only as subtext.