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poison

poi·son

poison

 
 
pronunciation:
poI zn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a substance that can kill or seriously harm living beings if it is swallowed, breathed, or otherwise taken in.
Parents should keep bug sprays and other poisons where children cannot reach them.
antonyms:
antidote
similar words:
venom
definition 2: something that destroys or injures pleasure, happiness, or other good things.
Her bad temper was a poison to the family gathering.
synonyms:
blight
similar words:
cancer, disease, infection, plague
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: poisoned, poisoning, poisons
definition 1: to give poison to; use poison to hurt or kill.
The jealous queen hated Snow White and tried to poison her.
similar words:
infect, kill, murder
definition 2: to add poison to.
The queen poisoned an apple and gave it to Snow White.
similar words:
contaminate, corrupt, pollute
definition 3: to harm or pollute; corrupt.
Some people think that watching violent shows on TV poisons children's minds.
synonyms:
blight, corrupt, pollute
similar words:
destroy, devastate
derivation: poisoner (n.)
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