Definition of Innocuous

1. Adjective. Not injurious to physical or mental health.

Also: Harmless
Similar to: Innoxious
Antonyms: Noxious



2. Adjective. Not causing disapproval. "Unobjectionable behavior"
Exact synonyms: Unobjectionable
Similar to: Inoffensive

3. Adjective. Lacking intent or capacity to injure. "An innocent prank"
Exact synonyms: Innocent
Similar to: Harmless

Definition of Innocuous

1. a. Harmless; producing no ill effect; innocent.

Definition of Innocuous

1. Adjective. Harmless; producing no ill effect. ¹

2. Adjective. Inoffensive; unprovocative; not exceptional. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Innocuous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Innocuous

1. Harmless. Synonym: innoxious. Origin: L. Innocuus (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Innocuous

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innocuous (current term)
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innominate cardiac veins

Literary usage of Innocuous

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1880)
"... clean vessel will, if protected, keep an indefinitĀ« time perfectly sweet and good ; and I do not doubt that milk so obtained would be innocuous. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The first four others are equally innocuous (save that buttermilk makes it grow rancid more quickly; it is usually carelessness or incompetence rather than ..."

3. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"At present the royalists of all shades in France are in a condition of innocuous desuetude. Out of sight, out of mind, the modern form of a well-known saw ..."

4. The Social Evil: With Special Reference to Conditions Existing in the City by New York Committee of Fifteen, 1900, Edwin R. A. Seligman (1902)
"It remains to consider how far that fraction of prostitution which can actually be brought under sanitary control is really rendered innocuous. ..."

5. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1861)
"Sulpho-cyan- ide of potassium, like the ferrocyanide of the same base, is innocuous, rich in nitrogen, and very soluble. Uric acid contains a larger ..."

6. Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1861)
"Sulpho-cyan- ide of potassium, like the ferrocyanide of the same base, is innocuous, rich in nitrogen, and very soluble. Uric acid contains a larger ..."

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