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Noun: poison  poy-zun
  1. Any substance that causes injury, illness or death of a living organism
    - toxicant, poisonous substance
  2. Anything that harms or destroys
    "the poison of fascism"
Verb: poison  poy-zun
  1. Spoil something, to make unpleasant or nasty, or turn against something good
    "poison someone's mind"; "poison the atmosphere in the office"
  2. Kill with poison
    "She poisoned her husband"
  3. Add poison to
    "Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her";
    - envenom [archaic]
  4. Kill by its poison
    "this mushroom can poison"
  5. Administer poison to
    "She poisoned her husband but he did not die"

Derived forms: poisoning, poisons, poisoned

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