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A substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed
“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.”
Something that has a destructive or corrupting influence
“Today, I think the rhetoric coming from the right wing media is the toxic poison that is spreading this culture war into our body politic so quickly.”
To make unfit for use by the addition of something harmful or undesirable
“The Amazon basin is being poisoned by mercury.”
Adulterate or contaminate with poison
“A North Yorkshire training company has been chosen to act as a safeguard against terrorists trying to poison the food chain.”
Prove harmful or destructive to
“What I think it will do is poison the atmosphere in the American scientific and academic community in a way which is absolutely unconscionable.”
“A scientist who served seven years in prison for trying to poison his wife has secured a job teaching ethics, university officials said today.”
Containing or contaminated with a substance capable of injuring or killing a living thing
“A cloud of poison gas.”
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