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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

No one doubts that poison gas was used in Syria. But there is every reason to believe it was used, not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces to provoke intervention by their powerful foreign patrons, who would be siding with the fundamentalists.
Vladimir Putin

Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction.
John Owen

There is poison in the fang of the serpent, in the mouth of the fly and in the sting of a scorpion; but the wicked man is saturated with it.
Chanakya

What is food to one man is bitter poison to others.
Lucretius
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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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