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Noun
A toxic substance that is capable of causing illness or death
“As we've discussed here not long ago, the dilution of the deadly poison is such that I can chug down any amount of homeopathic water and not notice it at all.”
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Something that has a destructive or corrupting influence
“I think much of this rhetoric is toxic poison that only serves to divide our community.”
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Malice or bitterness in one's tone or demeanor
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“Igor frowned at the poison in Natalie's tone as she growled at him.”
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(usually of a disease or condition) The act of being adversely affected
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A stimulant narcotic, derived from cultivated plants of the genus Erythroxylum, in the form of a white powder that users generally self-administer by insufflation through the nose
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A substance or agent that can cause cancer
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It is a volatile, sweet-smelling liquid, used extensively as a solvent and formerly as an anesthetic
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Chief active constituent of tobacco
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A metalloid element
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Physical defilement
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An alcoholic drink
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A pharmaceutical or pharmacological preparation or product
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Environmental pollutant
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Poison
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A cause of great distress or misfortune
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Noun
The process of infecting or the state of being infected
Verb
To adulterate or contaminate with poison
“A 36-year-old man has been arrested for trying to poison his wife's coffee with a cocktail of prescription drugs.”
Verb
To administer poison to (a person or animal)
“The manager posted a notice stating that nobody was allowed to poison the rats and that only traps should be used to contain them.”
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To tarnish with something undesirable
“We can maintain a healthier lake ecosystem through enhanced circulation powered only by the sun without having to poison the lake with toxic chemicals.”
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To corrupt, or to prove harmful or destructive to
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“What I think it will do is poison the atmosphere in the American scientific and academic community.”
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To bring disrepute to, especially through aspersions
“To poison his good name by such an indiscreet article, based on unspecified allegations, diminishes your stature.”
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To kill or murder someone with poison
“A woman accused of trying to poison her husband and stepson was caught on video spiking a drink with paint thinner and cleaning products.”
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To treat or administer medicine, especially to purge
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To become, or cause to become, bitter or disenchanted
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(usually of a disease or condition) To affect adversely
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Ruin or foil
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To misrepresent by distortion or exaggeration
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To cause to have opposite (usually negative) opinions about someone or something
Adjective
Capable of causing harm, injury or death due to the presence of poison
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“Sigel points out that the biggest issue when it comes to exposure is breathing in the poison gas, contaminating food, and swallowing it.”
Adjective
Having or displaying malice, evil or vindictiveness
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“Flushing, I swayed back as if to hide from her, but remembered that her poison tongue was nothing compared to what I would have to face.”
Adjective
Very disgusting, dirty or unpleasant
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