HyperDic: poison

English > 7 senses of the word poison:
NOUNsubstancepoison, toxicant, poisonous substanceany substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
attributepoisonanything that harms or destroys
VERBsocialpoisonspoil as if by poison
contactpoisonkill with poison
changepoison, envenomadd poison to
contactpoisonkill / kill by its poison
bodypoisonadminister poison to
poison > pronunciation
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English > poison: 7 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism.
Synonymstoxicant, poisonous substance
NarroweratropineA poisonous crystalline alkaloid extracted from the nightshade family
hyoscyamineA poisonous crystalline alkaloid (isometric with atropine but more potent)
toxinA poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species
BroadersubstanceA particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties
Spanishponzoña, tósigo, toxina, veneno
Catalanmetzina, tòxic, verí
Adjectivespoisonousnot safe to eat
Verbspoisonadd poison to
poisonkill with poison
poisonkill / kill by its poison
English > poison: 7 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningAnything that harms or destroys.
Example"the poison of fascism"
BroaderdestructivenessThe quality of causing destruction
Spanishveneno
Catalanmetzina, túixec, verí
Adjectivespoisonousmarked by deep ill ... / ill will
poisonoushaving the qualities or effects of a poison
Verbspoisonspoil as if by poison
English > poison: 7 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningspoil as if by poison.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody
Examples
  • "poison someone's mind"
  • "poison the atmosphere in the office"
Broadercorrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirectcorrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
Spanishemponzoñar, enrarecer, envenenar
Catalanemmetzinar, enverinar
Nounspoisonanything that harms or destroys
English > poison: 7 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningkill with poison.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to poison the prisoners
Example"She poisoned her husband"
BroaderkillCause to die
Similar topoisonkill / kill by its poison
Spanishemponzoñar, envenenar, intoxicar
Catalanemmetzinar, enverinar, intoxicar
Nounspoisonany substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
poisonersomeone who kills with poison
poisoningthe act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill
English > poison: 7 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningadd poison to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her"
Synonymenvenom
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishemponzoñar, envenenar, intoxicar
Catalanemmetzinar, enverinar, intoxicar
Nounspoisonany substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
poisoningthe act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill
English > poison: 7 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningkill / kill by its poison.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example"This mushrooms can poison"
BroaderkillCause to die
Similar topoisonAdminister poison to
poisonkill with poison
Spanishenvenenar
Nounspoisonany substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
English > poison: 7 senses > verb 5, body
MeaningAdminister poison to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"She poisoned her husband but he did not die"
NarrowerintoxicateHave an intoxicating effect on, of a drug
Broaderdrug, doseAdminister a drug to
Similar topoisonkill / kill by its poison
Spanishemponzoñar, envenenar, intoxicar
Catalanemmetzinar, enverinar, intoxicar
Nounspoisoningthe act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill

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