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TOXICOL'OGY, n. [Gr. poison, and discourse.] A discourse on poisons; or the doctrine of poisons.

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TOXICOL'OGY, n. [Gr. poison, and discourse.] A discourse on poisons; or the doctrine of poisons.

TOX-I-COL'O-GY, n. [Gr. τοξικον, pertaining to an arrow; and as arrows were frequently poisoned, hence a poison; and λογος, a treatise.]

That branch of medicine which treats of the morbid and deleterious effects of excessive and inordinate doses and quantities of medicines, commonly called poisoning.

  1. The science which treats of poisons, their effects, antidotes, and recognition; also, a discourse or treatise on the science.
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TOXICOL'OGY, noun [Gr. poison, and discourse.] A discourse on poisons; or the doctrine of poisons.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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REQUEST', n. [L. requisitus, requiro; re and quaero, to seek. See Quest, Question.]

1. The expression of desire to some person for something to be granted or done; an asking; a petition.

Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen. Esther 7.

2. Prayer; the expression of desire to a superior or to the Almighty. Phil. 4.

3. The thing asked for or requested.

I will both hear and grant you your requests.

He gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul. Ps. 104.

4. A state of being desired or held in such estimation as to be sought after or pursued.

Knowledge and fame were in as great request as wealth among us now.

In request, in demand; in credit or reputation.

Coriolanus being now in no request.

Request expresses less earnestness than entreaty and supplication, and supposes a right in the person requested to deny or refuse to grant. In this it differs from demand.

REQUEST', v.t.

1. To ask; to solicit; to express desire for.

The weight of the golden ear-rings which he requested, was a thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold. Judges. 8.

2. To express desire to; to ask. We requested a friend to accompany us.

Court of requests, in England, a court of equity for the relief of such persons as addressed his majesty by supplication.

3. A court of conscience for the recovery of small debts, held by two aldermen and four commoners, who try causes by the oath of parties and of other witnesses.

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