[ UK /pˈɔ‍ɪzən/ ]
[ US /ˈpɔɪzən/ ]
  1. kill by its poison
    This mushrooms can poison
  2. administer poison to
    She poisoned her husband but he did not die
  3. kill with poison
    She poisoned her husband
  4. spoil as if by poison
    poison the atmosphere in the office
    poison someone's mind
  5. add poison to
    Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her
  1. anything that harms or destroys
    the poison of fascism
  2. any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
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How To Use poison In A Sentence

  • The difference in the power of the system to absorb different substances, appropriate whatever can be utilized, and throw off whatever can not be used, is sometimes called idiosyncrasy, but more properly it may be called vital resistance, and upon the integrity of this power rests the ability to combat disease in all its forms, whether it be the absorption of any animal virus or the poison resulting from undigested food. Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why What Medical Writers Say
  • Sunshine can burn you, food can poison you, words can condemn you, pictures can insult you; music cannot punish ---- only bless. (Arthur Schnabel , Austrian pianist.
  • Sunshine can burn you, food can poison you, words can condemn you, pictures can insult you ; music cannotpunish ---- only bless. 
  • Most intriguingly, among the described symptoms of fugu poisoning is progressive limb paralysis while maintaining consciousness.
  • Cayenne pepper, which easily loses its red colour, was tinted with cinnabar, an extremely poisonous mercury compound.
  • When he discovered, in 1954, that dimethylnitrosamine was hepatotoxic he noticed that the poisoned livers contained enlarged cells similar to those seen in veno-occlusive disease.
  • The pest control officer put bowls of rat poison in the attic.
  • The pond water was strangled with poisonous weed.
  • Society may be full of poisonous vapors and be built on a framework of lies; it is nevertheless prudent to consider whether the ideal advantages of disturbing it overweigh the practical disadvantages, and above all to bear in mind that if you rob the average man of his illusions, you are almost sure to rob him of his happiness. Henrik Ibsen
  • This can lead to reduced coral growth, inability to recover from hazards like cyclones, smothering of coral by sediment, fish poisoning and unusually high growth rates for organisms that overgrow coral or support its rivals.
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