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  1. poisonedadjective

    Killed, paralysed, or harmed by receiving a dose of poison.

  2. poisonedadjective

    Containing poison.

  3. poisonedadjective

    Such that its capture will lessen the capturing player's chance of winning.

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  1. poisoned

    A poison can be any substance that is harmful to the body. It can be swallowed, inhaled, injected or absorbed through the skin. Poisoning is the harmful effect that occurs when too much of that substance has been taken. Poisoning is not to be confused with envenomation. Acute poisoning is exposure to a poison on one occasion or during a short period of time. Symptoms develop in close relation to the degree of exposure. Absorption of a poison is necessary for systemic poisoning (that is, in the blood throughout the body). In contrast, substances that destroy tissue but do not absorb, such as lye, are classified as corrosives rather than poisons. Furthermore, many common household medications are not labeled with skull and crossbones, although they can cause severe illness or even death. In the medical sense, toxicity and poisoning can be caused by less dangerous substances than those legally classified as a poison. Toxicology is the study and practice of the symptoms, mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of poisoning.Chronic poisoning is long-term repeated or continuous exposure to a poison where symptoms do not occur immediately or after each exposure. The patient gradually becomes ill, or becomes ill after a long latent period. Chronic poisoning most commonly occurs following exposure to poisons that bioaccumulate, or are biomagnified, such as mercury, gadolinium, and lead. Contact or absorption of poisons can cause rapid death or impairment. Agents that act on the nervous system can paralyze in seconds or less, and include both biologically derived neurotoxins and so-called nerve gases, which may be synthesized for warfare or industry. Inhaled or ingested cyanide, used as a method of execution in gas chambers, almost instantly starves the body of energy by inhibiting the enzymes in mitochondria that make ATP. Intravenous injection of an unnaturally high concentration of potassium chloride, such as in the execution of prisoners in parts of the United States, quickly stops the heart by eliminating the cell potential necessary for muscle contraction. Most biocides, including pesticides, are created to act as poisons to target organisms, although acute or less observable chronic poisoning can also occur in non-target organisms (secondary poisoning), including the humans who apply the biocides and other beneficial organisms. For example, the herbicide 2,4-D imitates the action of a plant hormone, which makes its lethal toxicity specific to plants. Indeed, 2,4-D is not a poison, but classified as "harmful" (EU). Many substances regarded as poisons are toxic only indirectly, by toxication. An example is "wood alcohol" or methanol, which is not poisonous itself, but is chemically converted to toxic formaldehyde and formic acid in the liver. Many drug molecules are made toxic in the liver, and the genetic variability of certain liver enzymes makes the toxicity of many compounds differ between people. Exposure to radioactive substances can produce radiation poisoning, an unrelated phenomenon.

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  1. Poisoned

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Poisoned in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Poisoned in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Cree Indian Prophecy:

    Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.

  2. Crystle Davidson:

    He already has a lot of issues as far as learning ... and I know that the lead can contribute to children being ADHD, we don't trust anybody because we've been lied to, you know, and our children have been ... poisoned.

  3. Scott C. Holstad:

    My advisors tell me I've been poisoned and that I do it to myself, but their tongues speak only half-truths, for I was born to suffer, and that is truth incarnate.

  4. Crisis Group senior consultant:

    Mnangagwa's austerity measures and the accompanying (impoverishment)... of most Zimbabweans makes many feel they were better off under Mugabe, but the former president had set the country on a unsustainable course that at some point was going to crash, mnangagwa to a large extent inherited a poisoned chalice, but one that he bears partial responsibility for.

  5. Henry Spiller:

    This burden we're putting in the health care system is entirely preventable, these are children who do not need a hospital if not but for the fact that they were accidentally poisoned by medications that were not designed to be taken by them.

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