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Definition of Poison

Poison

  1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is capable of producing a morbid, noxious, or deadly effect upon it; as, morphine is a deadly poison; the poison of pestilential diseases.
  2. That which taints or destroys moral purity or health; as, the poison of evil example; the poison of sin.
  3. To put poison upon or into; to infect with poison; as, to poison an arrow; to poison food or drink.
  4. To injure or kill by poison; to administer poison to.
  5. To taint; to corrupt; to vitiate; as, vice poisons happiness; slander poisoned his mind.
  6. To act as, or convey, a poison.

Poison Quotations

If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?
William Shakespeare

Hatred is corrosive of a person's wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation's spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society's tolerance and humanity, and block a nation's progress to freedom and democracy.
Liu Xiaobo

Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy.
Paracelsus

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
Adam Smith

Everybody's got their poison, and mine is sugar.
Derrick Rose
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Poison Translations

poison in Danish is gift, forgifte
poison in Dutch is vergallen, vergeven, vergiftigen
poison in French is intoxiquer, venin, poison
poison in German is vergiften, Gift, Gift
poison in Italian is veleno, avvelenare
poison in Latin is venenum
poison in Norwegian is gift
poison in Portuguese is veneno
poison in Spanish is veneno, tosigo, intoxicar
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