What is the meaning of poison?


  • Any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism.
  • Anything that harms or destroys.
    • usage: "the poison of fascism"


  • Spoil as if by poison.
    • usage: "poison someone's mind"; "poison the atmosphere in the office"
  • Kill with poison.
    • usage: "She poisoned her husband"
  • Add poison to.
    • usage: "Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her"
  • Kill by its poison.
    • usage: "This mushrooms can poison"
  • Administer poison to.
    • usage: "She poisoned her husband but he did not die"
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