Meaning of POISON in English

POISON

n.

Function: transitive verb

Inflected Form: poi · soned ; poi · son · ing \ ' po ̇ iz-ni ŋ , ' po ̇ i-z ə n-i ŋ \

Date: 14th century

1 a : to injure or kill with poison b : to treat, taint, or impregnate with or as if with poison

2 : to exert a baneful influence on : CORRUPT < poison ed their minds>

3 : to inhibit the activity, course, or occurrence of <on the night when he poison ed my rest ― Charles Dickens>

– poi · son · er \ ' po ̇ iz-n ə r, ' po ̇ i-z ə n- ə r \ noun

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