poison

poison
poi|son1 [ˈpɔızən] n
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: 'drink, poisonous drink, poison', from Latin potio; POTION]
1.) [U and C]
a substance that can cause death or serious illness if you eat it, drink it etc
Belladonna and red arsenic are deadly poisons .
a box of rat poison (=poison to kill rats)
He swallowed some type of poison.
2.)
something such as an emotion or idea that makes you behave badly or become very unhappy
Hatred is a poison that will destroy your life.
3.) what's your poison?
old-fashioned spoken a humorous way of asking which alcoholic drink someone would like
one man's meat is another man's poison atmeat
poison 2
poison2 v [T]
1.) to give someone poison, especially by adding it to their food or drink, in order to harm or kill them
She was accused in 1974 of poisoning her second husband, Charles.
He killed several people by poisoning their tea.
poison sb with sth
Helms attempted to poison his whole family with strychnine.
2.) if a substance poisons someone, it makes them sick or kills them
Thousands of children were poisoned by radiation.
3.) to make land, rivers, air etc dirty and dangerous, especially by the use of harmful chemicals
Pesticides are poisoning our rivers.
4.) to have very harmful and unpleasant effects on someone's mind, emotions, or a situation
Her childhood had been poisoned by an abusive stepfather.
The law will only serve to poison relations between the US and Mexico.
Television violence is poisoning the minds of young people.
>poisoner n

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