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1. poison

noun. ['ˈpɔɪzən'] any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism.

Synonyms

  • toxin
  • atropine
  • toxicant
  • substance
  • hyoscyamine

Antonyms

  • encourage
  • elate
  • obey
  • moral

Etymology

  • poison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • potio (Latin)

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Rhymes with Poison

  • boyson

How do you pronounce poison?

Pronounce poison as ˈpɔɪzən.

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How do you spell poison? Is it poisin ?

A common misspelling of poison is poisin

Sentences with poison


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Tarsiers can't hunt effectively or find sleeping sites on agricultural land, and agricultural chemicals poison them.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Known for its bright yellow color, the golden poison frog is the most poisonous frog in the world.

3. Verb, base form
The water will flood the hill, and the detergent will poison the ants.

Quotes about poison


1. Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.
- Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

2. Glory is a heavy burden, a murdering poison, and to bear it is an art. And to have that art is rare.
- Oriana Fallaci

3. Holding anger is a poison...It eats you from inside...We think that by hating someone we hurt them...But hatred is a curved blade...and the harm we do to others...we also do to ourselves.
- Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

2. poison-berry

noun. Eurasian herb naturalized in America having white flowers and poisonous hairy foliage and bearing black berries that are sometimes poisonous but sometimes edible.

Synonyms

  • common nightshade
  • garden huckleberry
  • wonderberry
  • poisonberry
  • sunberry
  • Solanum melanocerasum
  • Solanum burbankii
  • nightshade
  • black nightshade
  • Solanum nigrum

3. poison

verb. ['ˈpɔɪzən'] spoil as if by poison.

Synonyms

  • pervert
  • demoralise
  • deprave
  • debase
  • misdirect
  • demoralize
  • subvert
  • corrupt
  • profane
  • vitiate

Antonyms

  • reverent
  • validate
  • exotoxin
  • endotoxin

Etymology

  • poison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • potio (Latin)

4. poison

verb. ['ˈpɔɪzən'] add poison to.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • modify
  • change

Antonyms

  • dishonesty
  • fresh
  • perfect
  • heavenly

Etymology

  • poison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • potio (Latin)

5. poison

verb. ['ˈpɔɪzən'] kill with poison.

Antonyms

  • pious

Etymology

  • poison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • potio (Latin)

6. poison

noun. ['ˈpɔɪzən'] anything that harms or destroys.

Antonyms

  • sadist

Etymology

  • poison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • potio (Latin)

7. poison

verb. ['ˈpɔɪzən'] administer poison to.

Synonyms

  • intoxicate
  • dose

Antonyms

  • incorrupt
  • honest
  • lawful

Etymology

  • poison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • potio (Latin)

8. poison

verb. ['ˈpɔɪzən'] kill by its poison.

Antonyms

  • holy

Etymology

  • poison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • potio (Latin)
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