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

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asked 11 months ago in Disputes by streetwise11 Word Rookie (120 points)

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Toxics flowed from the factory.

answered 11 months ago by Greirat 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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