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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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
To corrupt, or to prove harmful or destructive to
“What I think it will do is poison the atmosphere in the American scientific and academic community.”
Verb
To bring disrepute to, especially through aspersions
“To poison his good name by such an indiscreet article, based on unspecified allegations, diminishes your stature.”
Verb
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.”
Noun
Pollution or dirt
Noun
Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for something that has a destructive or corrupting influence
“I think much of this rhetoric is toxic poison that only serves to divide our community.”
Noun
Plural for malice or bitterness in one's tone or demeanor
“Igor frowned at the poison in Natalie's tone as she growled at him.”
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