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poi·​son|\ ˈpȯi-zᵊnHow to pronounce poison (audio)\

1a: a substance that through its chemical action usually kills, injures, or impairs an organism

b(1): something destructive or harmful

(2): an object of aversion or abhorrence

2: a substance that inhibits the activity of another substance or the course of a reaction or processa catalyst poison

poisoned; poisoning\ˈpȯiz-​niŋ How to pronounce poison (audio), ˈpȯi-​zᵊn-​iŋ \

transitive verb

1a: 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 : corruptpoisoned their minds

3: to inhibit the activity, course, or occurrence ofon the night when he poisoned my rest— Charles Dickens

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noun

a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.

something harmful or pernicious, as to happiness or well-being: the poison of slander.

Slang. any variety of alcoholic liquor: Name your poison!

verb (used with object)

to administer poison to (a person or animal).

to kill or injure with or as if with poison.

to put poison into or upon; saturate with poison: to poison food.

to ruin, vitiate, or corrupt: Hatred had poisoned his mind.

Chemistry. to destroy or diminish the activity of (a catalyst or enzyme).

adjective

causing poisoning; poisonous: a poison shrub.

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Origin of poison

First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English puisun, from Old French, from Latin pōtiōn- (stem of pōtiō) “drink, potion, poisonous draught.” See potion.

synonym study for poison

1. Poison,toxin,venom are terms for any substance that injures the health or destroys life when absorbed into the system, especially of a higher animal. Poison is the general word: a poison for insects. A toxin is a poison produced by an organism; it is especially used in medicine in reference to disease-causing bacterial secretions: A toxin produces diphtheria.Venom is especially used of the poisons secreted by certain animals, usually injected by bite or sting: the venom of a snake.

OTHER WORDS FROM poison

poi·son·er,nounpoi·son·less,adjectivepoi·son·less·ness,nounoutpoison,verb (used with object)

self-poi·son·er,nounun·poi·soned,adjective

Words nearby poison

poised, poiser, Poiseuille's law, Poiseuille's space, poisha, poison, poison-arrow frog, poison bean, poison dogwood, poison gas, poison haw

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

VOCAB BUILDER

What does poison mean?

A poison is a substance that causes bodily harm or destroys health, The vile was filled with a deadly poison. 

In this sense, poison can be used as a verb to mean to give poison to a living thing, as in The farmer poisoned his rival’s sheep. 

Poison can also mean to harm or kill a living thing with poison, as in The king died because he had been poisoned by one of his own knights. 

And poison can mean to add poison to something, as in The knight poisoned the king’s wine to achieve his wicked goal. 

More generally, poison can be used to refer to any harmful or corruptive thing, as in Trevor was doomed by the poison of gambling. 

In this sense, you can use poison as a verb as well, as in Isabelle’s mind was poisoned by the lies contained in the forbidden books. 

Finally, poison can be used as an adjective to mean something that can cause poisoning, as in There are many poison plants in the woods.

Something that contains poison is said to be poisonous, as in He went to the hospital after being bitten by a poisonous spider. 

Example: Because we handle chemicals that are dangerous poisons in our lab, we take many safety precautions.

Where does poison come from?

The first records of the word poison come from around 1200. It ultimately comes from the Latin pōtiōn-, a stem of pōtiō that means “a drink, potion or poisonous draught.” Even the ancient Romans knew that some substances were dangerous to drink or eat.

The words toxin and venom are used to describe specific kinds of poisons. Toxin refers to poisons made by organisms, especially those that bacteria or fungi release. Venom most often refers to the poisons of animals, which are injected into victims by bites or stings, such as from snakes or scorpions.

As with all chemicals that are potentially deadly or dangerous, items that can be poisonous are clearly labelled with warnings. Bug sprays and rat poison are just two examples of things you can buy at the store that will have warnings like this.

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What are some other forms related to poison?

  • poisoner (noun)
  • poisonless (adjective)
  • poisonlessness (noun)
  • outpoison (verb)

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How is poison used in real life?

Poison is a common word used to describe something that is literally or figuratively harmful.

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A poison is a substance that can damage the body or cause death.

Words related to poison

venom, germ, virus, toxin, contamination, bacteria, harm, debase, injure, subvert, infect, taint, kill, corrupt, destroy, stain, undermine, adulteration, cancer, contagion

How to use poison in a sentence

  • Give him an insoluble problem and he’ll toss you a new way it can be decomposed, poisoned, or healed by a fungus.

    The Fungal Evangelist Who Would Save the Bees - Issue 90: Something Green|Merlin Sheldrake|September 23, 2020|Nautilus

  • Inhaling toxic vapors after a spill can poison marine mammals.

    Whale blowholes don’t keep out seawater|Rasha Aridi|September 22, 2020|Science News For Students

  • Any research that offers new ways to manage pests without poisons is very exciting, says Arianne Cease.

    A single chemical may draw lonely locusts into a hungry swarm|Jonathan Lambert|September 7, 2020|Science News For Students

  • Mansoor, who had already been targeted by surveillance for many years, was suspicious and didn’t click the poisoned link.

    The man who built a spyware empire says it’s time to come out of the shadows|Bobbie Johnson|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review

  • When animals swallow the poison in low doses, it can cause a tingling or numbness.

    Toxic germs on its skin make this newt deadly|Erin Garcia de Jesus|June 23, 2020|Science News For Students

  • Leapolitan responded by saying, “hopefully youll [sic] bite into a poison apple.”

    Grindr’s Trans Dating Problem|David Levesley|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST

  • And some members of the Lizard Squad are now claiming that they were never trying to poison the network.

    The Attack on the Hidden Internet|Marc Rogers|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • Infernal, it can cause fires and explosions; toxic, it can debilitate, poison, and kill.

    The Fiery Underground Oil Pit Eating L.A.|Geoff Manaugh|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • Then came the horrors of World War I, with the advent of tanks and airplanes and poison gas.

    How Clausewitz Invented Modern War|James A. Warren|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • “Either you poison yourselves or you take this which shoots,” the boss says.

    Days of Mafia Mayhem Are Wracking Italy Once Again|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • The tobacco plant, as is well known, produces a virulent poison known as Nicotine.

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce|E. R. Billings.

  • They affirmed it was an antidote to all poison; that it expelled rheums, sour humours, and obstructions of all kinds.

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce|E. R. Billings.

  • He lived in a perpetual fear and danger of discovery; and discovery now was but another name, for poison—prison—death.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXIX. January, 1844. Vol. LV.|Various

  • He carries a bamboo basket in which he has put a mixture containing a curious kind of poison.

    Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade

  • Strange perhaps to say, the suggestion of the old dowager, like instilled poison, was making its way into her very veins.

    Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood

British Dictionary definitions for poison


noun

any substance that can impair function, cause structural damage, or otherwise injure the bodyRelated adjective: toxic

something that destroys, corrupts, etcthe poison of fascism

a substance that retards a chemical reaction or destroys or inhibits the activity of a catalyst

a substance that absorbs neutrons in a nuclear reactor and thus slows down the reaction. It may be added deliberately or formed during fission

what's your poison?informalwhat would you like to drink?

verb(tr)

to give poison to (a person or animal) esp with intent to kill

to add poison to

to taint or infect with or as if with poison

(foll by against)to turn (a person's mind) againsthe poisoned her mind against me

to retard or stop (a chemical or nuclear reaction) by the action of a poison

to inhibit or destroy (the activity of a catalyst) by the action of a poison

Derived forms of poison

poisoner, noun

Word Origin for poison

C13: from Old French puison potion, from Latin pōtiō a drink, esp a poisonous one, from pōtāre to drink

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for poison


n.

A substance taken internally or applied externally that is injurious to health or dangerous to life.

A chemical substance that inhibits another substance or a reaction.

v.

To kill or harm with poison.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Other Idioms and Phrases with poison


In addition to the idiom beginning with poison

, also see

  • one man's meat is another man's poison

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The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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What do arsenic, cyanide, and bleach all have in common? They're poisonous. In other words, if you ingest these poisonous chemicals, you will most likely die or become very ill.

If something is poisonous, you'd better not eat, drink, inhale, or touch it: it will make you sick. Some poisonous materials can even kill you. Of course, this adjective is derived from the noun poison, which is a toxic substance. You can also calls things poisonous if they're harmful in less physical ways. Spreading lies about someone is poisonous. Betraying a friend is poisonous. What both kinds of poisonous things have in common is that they do damage.

Definitions of poisonous

  1. adjective

    having the qualities or effects of a poison
    synonyms:toxicant
    toxic

    of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison

  2. Synonyms:
    inedible, uneatable

    not suitable for food

  3. adjective

    marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful

    poisonous hate”

    synonyms:venomous, vicious
    malicious

    having the nature of or resulting from malice

Sours: https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/poisonous

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adjective

full of or containing poison: poisonous air; a poisonous substance.

harmful; destructive: poisonous to animals; poisonous rumors.

deeply malicious; malevolent: poisonous efforts.

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Origin of poisonous

First recorded in 1565–75; poison + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM poisonous

poi·son·ous·ly,adverbpoi·son·ous·ness,nounnon·poi·son·ous,adjectivenon·poi·son·ous·ly,adverb

non·poi·son·ous·ness,nounsem·i·poi·son·ous,adjectivesem·i·poi·son·ous·ly,adverbun·poi·son·ous,adjectiveun·poi·son·ous·ly,adverb

Words nearby poisonous

poison haw, poison hemlock, poisoning, poison ivy, poison oak, poisonous, poison-pen, poison-pen letter, poison pill, poison sumac, poison sumach

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Words related to poisonous

fatal, noxious, dangerous, virulent, vicious, pernicious, lethal, deadly, toxic, venomous, destructive, bad, baleful, baneful, corrupt, deleterious, detrimental, evil, hurtful, malicious

How to use poisonous in a sentence

  • This may help an arm quickly distinguish food from rocks or poisonous prey, Harvard University molecular biologist Nicholas Bellono and his colleagues report online October 29 in Cell.

    How octopuses ‘taste’ things by touching|Jonathan Lambert|October 29, 2020|Science News

  • Phthalo green, chrome yellow, cadmium red are lovely, but they come with a pernicious price—all are composed of heavy metals poisonous to humans in varying degrees.

    Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Environmentalism - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|October 7, 2020|Nautilus

  • For most Earthly life, phosphine is poisonous because “it interferes with oxygen metabolism in a variety of macabre ways.”

    Phosphine gas found in Venus’ atmosphere may be ‘a possible sign of life’|Lisa Grossman|September 14, 2020|Science News

  • Some newts living in the western United States are poisonous.

    Toxic germs on its skin make this newt deadly|Erin Garcia de Jesus|June 23, 2020|Science News For Students

  • Supertasters are literally born with a tongue that is unusually sensitive to the bitter chemicals found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, which tricks their brain into thinking that the food is poisonous.

    Science of ‘Seinfeld’|LGBTQ-Editor|June 15, 2020|No Straight News

  • Alcohol and sugar, even in moderate amounts, are not only sinful but poisonous.

    How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST

  • The stench of corruption is settling over world soccer like a poisonous fog, and players are paying the price.

    Is Soccer Great Lionel Messi Corrupt?|Jack Holmes|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • They unlaced her and tried to find something poisonous in her hair, but nothing helped.

    In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • In Greek mythology, the Gorgon Medusa had the face of a woman and poisonous snakes for hair; her glance could turn men to stone.

    Russia’s Freest Website Now Lives in Latvia|Anna Nemtsova|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • Other organisms died off in large numbers because oxygen was poisonous to them.

    Why Did It Take So Long For Complex Life To Evolve On Earth? Blame Oxygen.|Matthew R. Francis|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • The island is especially favoured; it contains no poisonous or hurtful insects or reptiles.

    A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer

  • That is the reason that the silliest, the meanest, the most poisonous girl can always find a husband if she is healthy.

    Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton

  • Xetholine caniopus is a drug; not rare, not common, but violently poisonous.

    Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942|Various

  • She might struggle for her freedom, but she could not hope to avoid the darting, poisonous fangs of the snake.

    The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank

  • It could scarcely send its poisonous fangs through her heavy boot, she reminded herself desperately.

    The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank

British Dictionary definitions for poisonous


adjective

having the effects or qualities of a poison

capable of killing or inflicting injury; venomous

corruptive or malicious

Derived forms of poisonous

poisonously, adverbpoisonousness, noun

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for poisonous


adj.

Relating to or caused by a poison.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Sours: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/poisonous
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