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poison

poi·son

poison

 
 
pronunciation:
poI zn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a substance that can kill or seriously harm living organisms, esp. by chemical means.
synonyms:
bane, toxicant
antonyms:
antidote
similar words:
carcinogen, toxin, venom
definition 2: something that injures or destroys pleasure, contentment, or the like.
synonyms:
bane, blight, canker, pestilence, virus
antonyms:
antidote
similar words:
cancer, contagion, contamination, disease, infection, plague
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: poisoned, poisoning, poisons
definition 1: to give a poisonous substance to; use poison to hurt or kill.
She poisoned the dog.
synonyms:
intoxicate
similar words:
infect, kill, murder
definition 2: to add poison to.
The cook poisoned the coffee.
similar words:
adulterate, contaminate, corrupt, defile, pollute, taint
definition 3: to harm or contaminate; corrupt.
The argument poisoned their marriage.His lies have poisoned the child's mind.
synonyms:
blight, canker, corrupt, infect, pollute
similar words:
defile, destroy, devastate, pervert, taint
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: full of poison or having a poisonous effect.
synonyms:
baneful, cancerous, malignant, noxious, pestilent, toxic, venomous
derivation: poisoner (n.)
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