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please use toxics in a sentence. I am disputing making toxic a plural

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asked 3 years ago in Disputes by Word Rookie (120 points)

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Toxics flowed from the factory.

answered 3 years ago by Word Rookie (320 points)
That would be Toxins not toxics. Toxics is the same as pluralizing Stupids.
You are mistaken.  A toxin is a poisonous substance that is a product of the metabolic activities of a living organism.
So then define toxics please
A toxic agent is anything that can produce an adverse biological effect.

You have Toxics in your garage, for example: Antifreeze; Auto batteries; Automatic transmission fluid; Brake fluid; Engine cleaners; Flares; Fuel such as butane, diesel, gasoline, kerosene & lamp oil; Oil & filters, etc.

None of these are Toxins.
It would be toxic agentS. If toxic is an adjective it isn’t to be pluralized. My original point.
It also can be a noun, as such it is usually used in plural form.  If you require more information try consulting your nearest Merriam-Webster dictionary.  

P.S. You're welcome.

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