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poison

noun

1 poison

Any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism.

synonyms: poisonous substance, toxicant.

Roget 663: bane, curse; evil etc. 619; hurtfulness etc. (badness) 649; painfulness etc. (cause of pain) 830; scourge ... show more

Dutch: gif, gift, toxicum, vergif, vergift, vergiftigen
Polish: trucizna



2 poison

Anything that harms or destroys.

verb

1 poison

Spoil as if by poison.

2 poison

Kill with poison.

3 poison

Add poison to:
— Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her.

synonym: envenom.

4 poison

Kill by its poison.

5 poison

Administer poison to.


adjective

Roget 659: unimproved etc. (improve) etc. 658; deteriorated etc. v.; altered, altered for the worse; injured etc. v.; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: Cain, DDD, DDT, Paris green, abomination, abuse, acaricide, activate, adulterate, adulteration, afflict, aggrieve, alloy, annihilate, anthelmintic, antibiotic, antimony, antiseptic, apache, arsenic ... show more.

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