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poi·son

 (poi′zən)
n.
1. A substance that causes injury, illness, or death, especially by chemical means.
2. Something destructive or fatal.
3. Chemistry A substance that inhibits another substance or a reaction: a catalyst poison.
tr.v. poi·soned, poi·son·ing, poi·sons
1. To kill or harm with poison.
2. To put poison on or into: poisoning arrows; poisoned the drink.
3.
a. To pollute: Noxious fumes poison the air. See Synonyms at contaminate.
b. To have a harmful influence on; corrupt: Jealousy poisoned their friendship.
4. Chemistry & Physics To inhibit (a substance or reaction).
adj.
Poisonous.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pōtiō, pōtiōn-, drink; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

poi′son·er n.

poisoning

(ˈpɔɪzənɪŋ)
n
the act of killing someone using a poisonous substanceaccidental exposure to a toxic substance
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poisoning - the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substancepoisoning - the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
alkali poisoning - poisoning resulting from the ingestion of an alkali compound (as lye or ammonia)
caffeine intoxication, caffeinism - poisoning resulting from excessive intake of caffeine containing products
carbon monoxide poisoning - a toxic condition that results from inhaling and absorbing carbon monoxide gas; "carbon monoxide combines with hemoglobin and displaces oxygen in the blood"
cyanide poisoning - poisoning due to ingesting or inhaling cyanide; common in smoke from fires and in industrial chemicals
ergotism - poisoning by ingestion of ergot-infected grain products; characterized by thirst and diarrhea and nausea and cramping and vomiting and abnormal cardiac rhythms; in severe cases it can cause seizures and gangrene of the limbs
mercury poisoning - a toxic condition caused by ingesting or inhaling mercury; acute mercury poisoning causes a metallic taste and vomiting and diarrhea and kidney problems that may lead to death
naphthalene poisoning - toxic condition resulting from inhaling or ingesting naphthalene
nicotine poisoning - toxic condition caused by the ingestion or inhalation of large amounts of nicotine
ophidism - poisoning by snake venom
paraquat poisoning - poisoning caused by ingestion of paraquat; characterized by progressive damage to the esophagus and liver and kidneys
pesticide poisoning - toxic condition resulting from ingesting or inhaling a pesticide
salicylate poisoning - poisoning caused by the excessive ingestion of salicylates (usually aspirin)
2.poisoning - the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill
kill, putting to death, killing - the act of terminating a life
gassing - the deliberate act of poisoning some person or animal with gas
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poisoning

[ˈpɔɪznɪŋ] N (lit, fig) → envenenamiento m, intoxicación f
to die of poisoningmorir envenenado or intoxicado

poisoning

[ˈpɔɪzənɪŋ] n (= action) → empoisonnement m
(by toxic substance)intoxication f
mercury poisoning → intoxication f par le mercurepoison ivy nsumac m vénéneux

poisoning

n (lit, fig)Vergiftung f; the gradual poisoning of the atmosphere by …die zunehmende Luftverpestung durch …; to die of poisoningan einer Vergiftung sterben

poisoning

[ˈpɔɪznɪŋ] n (also) (fig) → avvelenamento
arsenic poisoning → avvelenamento da arsenico
to die of poisoning → morire avvelenato/a

poi·son·ing

n. envenenamiento, intoxicaciόn.

poisoning

n envenenamiento, intoxicación f; food — intoxicación alimentaria (form), intoxicación por alimentos, intoxicación por productos bacterianos en la comida
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There were those who made the tins for the canned meat; and their hands, too, were a maze of cuts, and each cut represented a chance for blood poisoning.
He was born so, educated so, his veins were full of ancestral blood that was rotten with this sort of unconscious brutality, brought down by inheritance from a long procession of hearts that had each done its share toward poisoning the stream.
Workmen dig, workmen hammer, soldiers laugh and sing; in the morning, by the fountain, there is raised a gallows forty feet high, poisoning the water.
The Renaissance knew of strange manners of poisoning-- poisoning by a helmet and a lighted torch, by an embroidered glove and a jewelled fan, by a gilded pomander and by an amber chain.
I pardon you," said he, "for the poisoning of my brother, and the assassination of his Grace, Lord Buckingham.
my dear Lucien, here are cigars -- contraband, of course -- try them, and persuade the minister to sell us such instead of poisoning us with cabbage leaves.
a fine friend he's been t' Adam, making speeches an' talking so fine, an' all the while poisoning the lad's life, as it's much if he can stay i' this country any more nor we can.
But despite his caution, a tiny cut so small that it had escaped his searching, had come in contact with the infected mucous membrane and blood poisoning had set in.
Livia is infamed, for the poisoning of her husband; Roxalana, Solyman's wife, was the destruction of that renowned prince, Sultan Mustapha, and otherwise troubled his house and succession; Edward the Second of England, his queen, had the principal hand in the deposing and murder of her husband.
The negroes were busy poisoning arrows with the juice of the euphorbium--a piece of work deemed a great affair among these savage tribes, and carried on with a sort of ceremonial solemnity.
It may have been a new phase of the poisoning, but the delirious promptings had all passed away and were succeeded by an exceedingly languid and, at the same time, perceptive state of mind.
4} Ngari-ngari--literally "scratch-scratch"--a vegetable skin- poisoning that, while not serious, is decidedly uncomfortable.