Translation of toxic in Spanish:

toxic

Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːksɪk; ˈtɒksɪk/

adjective/adjetivo

  • [materials/substance] tóxico; [assets/debt] tóxico
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    • Some waste materials that are highly poisonous are considered toxic wastes.
    • There weren't any chemical factories or toxic waste dumps or traffic, just a few goats and olive trees.
    • And yet it's a fine balance, because Vitamin A is also known to be a highly toxic chemical for the foetus.
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    • So a lot of people at risk here with these toxic loans which are really bad deals for consumers.
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    • That's slowing him down as he races to clean up the toxic assets infecting the nation's top banks.
    • Who better to manage the "toxic assets" of a failed bank than professional bond fund managers?
    • These were designed to take away the uncertainty in interbank lending, the uncertainty whose cause was the existence of toxic assets on each others ' balance sheets.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.