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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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Words that Rhyme with Poison Pill

  • quenneville
  • gaitskill
  • pudwill
  • overbill
  • mcmil
  • mcdill
  • macdill
  • jabril
  • instill
  • grabill
  • goodwill
  • gambill
  • fulfill
  • downhill
  • distill
  • distil
  • courville
  • brizill
  • brazil
  • belleville
  • bastille
  • waddill
  • uphill
  • until
  • tamil
  • tallil
  • sunil
  • seville
  • refill
  • newill

2. 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)

3. poison

verb. ['ˈpɔɪzən'] add poison to.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • modify
  • change

Antonyms

  • dishonesty
  • fresh
  • perfect
  • heavenly

Etymology

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

4. poison

verb. ['ˈpɔɪzən'] kill with poison.

Antonyms

  • pious

Etymology

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

5. poison

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

Antonyms

  • sadist

Etymology

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

6. pill

noun. ['ˈpɪl'] something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size.

Synonyms

  • thing

Antonyms

  • empty
  • inessential

Etymology

  • pilo (Latin)
  • pilus (Latin)

7. pill

noun. ['ˈpɪl'] a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet.

Synonyms

  • capsule
  • bolus
  • sleeping pill
  • lozenge
  • tab
  • dosage
  • dragee
  • sleeping capsule
  • sleeping tablet
  • sleeping draught
  • dose

Antonyms

  • permissive
  • unhealthful
  • bring to
  • discharge

Etymology

  • pilo (Latin)
  • pilus (Latin)

8. pill

noun. ['ˈpɪl'] something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured.

Synonyms

  • load
  • onus
  • incumbrance
  • encumbrance

Etymology

  • pilo (Latin)
  • pilus (Latin)

9. pill

noun. ['ˈpɪl'] a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception.

Synonyms

  • contraceptive
  • Enovid
  • birth control device
  • preventative
  • contraceptive pill
  • Lo/Ovral
  • oral contraceptive pill
  • Lipo-Lutin
  • Demulen
  • anovulatory drug
  • Loestrin
  • oral contraceptive
  • contraceptive device
  • Ovrette
  • Norinyl
  • preventive
  • Modicon
  • progesterone
  • Micronor
  • Ovulen
  • anovulant
  • Nor-Q-D
  • Ovral
  • Ovocon
  • Norlestrin
  • prophylactic device

Antonyms

  • natural object

Etymology

  • pilo (Latin)
  • pilus (Latin)

10. pill

noun. ['ˈpɪl'] a unpleasant or tiresome person.

Synonyms

  • disagreeable person

Etymology

  • pilo (Latin)
  • pilus (Latin)

Example sentences of the word poison-pill


1. Noun Phrase
Terms such as "hostile takeover," "poison pill" and "target company" give the impression of the boardroom as a battlefield.

2. Noun Phrase
While HP still continued to reject Xerox's takeover attempts and even announced a "poison pill" to make a stock purchase look less financially rewarding, things seemed to look like they were changing this week.

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