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adjective toxic pronunciation in American English /ˈtɑksɪk/
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    used about a subject on which opinion is so strongly divided that it is hard to have a reasonable discussion about it
    Based on research, we have learned that these are six of the most common toxic subjects for couples.
    the increasingly toxic debate around welfare
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    used about a subject on which opinion is so polarised that it is hard to have a rational discussion about it
    In focusing on the wider issues, Reeves offers some hope of changing the increasingly toxic debate around welfare.
    Based on research, we have learned that these are six of the most common toxic subjects for couples.
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 21/01/2014 11:17:00

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