Meaning of POISON in English


I. noun

something that harms, interferes with, or destroys the activity, progress, or welfare of something else

the negative publicity was poison for her political ambitions

Synonyms: bane, contagion, venom, virus

Related Word: adulteration, contamination, corruption, sophistication

Contrasted words: catholicon, elixir, panacea

Antonyms: antidote

II. verb

Synonyms: debase 1, animalize, bestialize, corrupt, debauch, demoralize, deprave, pervert, stain, warp

III. adjective

Synonyms: poisonous , mephitic, toxic, toxicant, venomous, virulent

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