Noun: poison poy-zun
Verb: poison poy-zun
- Any substance that causes injury, illness or death of a living organism
- toxicant, poisonous substance
- Anything that harms or destroys
"the poison of fascism"
- Spoil something, to make unpleasant or nasty, or turn against something good
"poison someone's mind"; "poison the atmosphere in the office"
- Kill with poison
"She poisoned her husband"
- Add poison to
"Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her";
- envenom [archaic]
- Kill by its poison
"this mushroom can poison"
- Administer poison to
"She poisoned her husband but he did not die"
Derived forms: poisoning, poisoned, poisons
Type of: alter, change, corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise [Brit], demoralize, deprave, destructiveness, dose, drug, kill, misdirect, modify, pervert, profane, substance, subvert, vitiate
Encyclopedia: Poison, neutron