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Definition of 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.
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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