What does poison mean?

Definitions for poison
ˈpɔɪ zənpoi·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poison, toxicant, poisonous substance(noun)

    any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism

  2. poison(verb)

    anything that harms or destroys

    "the poison of fascism"

  3. poison(verb)

    spoil as if by poison

    "poison someone's mind"; "poison the atmosphere in the office"

  4. poison(verb)

    kill with poison

    "She poisoned her husband"

  5. poison, envenom(verb)

    add poison to

    "Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her"

  6. poison(verb)

    kill by its poison

    "This mushrooms can poison"

  7. poison(verb)

    administer poison to

    "She poisoned her husband but he did not die"

Wiktionary

  1. poison(Noun)

    A substance that is harmful or lethal to a living organism.

    We used a poison to kill the weeds.

    Etymology: From poison, from potio, from poto. See also potion and potable.

  2. poison(Noun)

    Something that harms a person or thing.

    Gossip is a malicious poison.

    Etymology: From poison, from potio, from poto. See also potion and potable.

  3. poison(Noun)

    A drink; liquor.

    Etymology: From poison, from potio, from poto. See also potion and potable.

  4. poison(Verb)

    To use poison to kill or paralyse somebody

    The assassin poisoned the king.

    Etymology: From poison, from potio, from poto. See also potion and potable.

  5. poison(Verb)

    To pollute; to cause some part of the environment to become poisonous

    That factory is poisoning the river.

    Etymology: From poison, from potio, from poto. See also potion and potable.

  6. poison(Verb)

    To cause something to become much worse

    Etymology: From poison, from potio, from poto. See also potion and potable.

  7. poison(Verb)

    To cause someone to hate or to have unfair negative opinions

    She's poisoned him against all his old friends.

    Etymology: From poison, from potio, from poto. See also potion and potable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poison(noun)

    any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is capable of producing a morbid, noxious, or deadly effect upon it; as, morphine is a deadly poison; the poison of pestilential diseases

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. poisonner, F. empoissoner, L. potionare to give to drink. See Poison, n.]

  2. Poison(noun)

    that which taints or destroys moral purity or health; as, the poison of evil example; the poison of sin

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. poisonner, F. empoissoner, L. potionare to give to drink. See Poison, n.]

  3. Poison(noun)

    to put poison upon or into; to infect with poison; as, to poison an arrow; to poison food or drink

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. poisonner, F. empoissoner, L. potionare to give to drink. See Poison, n.]

  4. Poison(noun)

    to injure or kill by poison; to administer poison to

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. poisonner, F. empoissoner, L. potionare to give to drink. See Poison, n.]

  5. Poison(noun)

    to taint; to corrupt; to vitiate; as, vice poisons happiness; slander poisoned his mind

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. poisonner, F. empoissoner, L. potionare to give to drink. See Poison, n.]

  6. Poison(verb)

    to act as, or convey, a poison

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. poisonner, F. empoissoner, L. potionare to give to drink. See Poison, n.]

Freebase

  1. Poison

    In the context of biology, poisons are substances that cause disturbances to organisms, usually by chemical reaction or other activity on the molecular scale, when a sufficient quantity is absorbed by an organism. The fields of medicine and zoology often distinguish a poison from a toxin, and from a venom. Toxins are poisons produced by some biological function in nature, and venoms are usually defined as toxins that are injected by a bite or sting to cause their effect, while other poisons are generally defined as substances absorbed through epithelial linings such as the skin or gut.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Poison

    poi′zn, n. any substance which, introduced into the living organism, tends to destroy its life or impair its health: anything malignant or infectious: that which taints or destroys moral purity.—v.t. to infect or to kill with poison: to taint: to mar: to embitter: to corrupt.—adj. Poi′sonable.—ns. Poi′soner; Poi′son-fang, one of two large tubular teeth in the upper jaw of venomous serpents, through which poison passes from glands at their roots when the animal bites; Poi′son-gland, a gland which secretes poison; Poi′son-ī′vy, a shrub-vine of North America, causing a cutaneous eruption; Poi′son-nut, the nux vomica.—adj. Poi′sonous, having the quality of poison: destructive: impairing soundness or purity.—adv. Poi′sonously.—n. Poi′sonousness. [Fr.,—L. potio, a draught—potāre, to drink.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'poison' in Nouns Frequency: #2986

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of poison in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of poison in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of poison in a Sentence

  1. President Juan Manuel Santos:

    We will continue to act strongly against these criminals who poison our youth, who sow violence, who promote corruption not only in Colombia but across the world.

  2. Mayra Solis:

    The fact that the United States has one of the highest child obesity rates in the world frustrates me, we need to do more to educate ourselves and our children about the dangers of overeating and the poison that we put into our bodies.

  3. Emily Benavides:

    After voting for the poison pill amendment that stopped immigration reform in its tracks as a senator, and saying she believed the unaccompanied minors 'should be sent back' to their home countries last year, she is now running further to the left on immigration policy than even President Obama's White House believes is legally feasible, hillary Clinton will say anything to get elected and her numerous flip-flops on immigration prove it.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. A time machine on the shoulders of memories, two advisers: on the right shoulder there is good future, in the left past that is evil, two open rays of time in which consciousness travels. 2. A halo of knowledge within life, this is a recording of a projection, one who feels reality can feel the universe: the past, present and future, and that which is timeless. 3. The laugh of rage Rap beat: Trumpet music ram there beat street rhythm boo boom bang bang there tudum pub bam pa bang boom boom The laughter of rage and the bloody gloom in a smile in consciousness from an evil joke of reality from the fact that you are not worthy to live like everyone else. The ragged strings of the ever-laughing psyche, like the blinking light of madness where there is insight between light and darkness. The interrupted melody of the harmony of the soul. The silence of insight overcomes the mind, the light is visible, leading to a new dimension of thinking, because everything is visible through the transparent eyelids of the vigilance of fear, and only unconsciousness temporarily closes our eyes from fatigue in the realm of the subconscious. 4. Gangsta music: Car sound Wooo ooo woooo oo drum beat drums pap pap pap Laughing grin of smiling reality from the fact that billions of internal realities of people form a single reality of the hidden chaos of egoism. 5. There is nothing cheaper than sins. 7. Patience gives friends. 8. The trumpet sounds a symphony as a drawn out moan of a soul immersed in laughing horrors of reality, an amazing feeling of weightlessness of madness in the soul, a bright expressive pessimistic gloom in her smile in her laughing psyche. The poison of modern philosophy corrodes the psyche to people like acid. All in straitjackets of conservatism are wary of brilliant exotic thinking that is alien to this world created for posterity. 9. The Venereal thoughts of propaganda will decay for a very long time in the genetic thinking of the mentality. 10. The universe is mined by various bombs of philosophies from different eras. To activate them you need to read books, they act as spells from which a new world will be built for new bombs. 11. Instincts are terrible toys of the subconscious, there is a toy world that is developed at the expense of all lived lives, they call to have fun at the expense of oneself. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Raymond Casciari:

    This is one of the better-known treatments for poison ivy or irritated skin.

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