poisonous substance

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Noun1.poisonous substance - any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organismpoisonous substance - any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
atropine - a poisonous crystalline alkaloid extracted from the nightshade family; used as an antispasmodic and to dilate the eye pupil; also administered in large amounts as an antidote for organophosphate nerve agents or organophosphate insecticides
hyoscyamine - a poisonous crystalline alkaloid (isometric with atropine but more potent); used to treat excess motility of the gastrointestinal tract
toxin - a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species
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Well, then, at the end of a month, when drinking water from the same carafe, you would kill the person who drank with you, without your perceiving, otherwise than from slight inconvenience, that there was any poisonous substance mingled with this water.
The public health and security officials said poisonous substance or gas sprayed in the classrooms that had affected the girls.
Poullain, formerly of Croxteth Road, denies two charges of assault, one of attempting to administer a poisonous substance and another of kidnapping.
THIRTY-THREE people in a Siberian region have died after drinking homemade alcohol containing a poisonous substance, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported yesterday.
It was done to determine what effects the poisonous substance might have on workers producing the atomic bomb the energy, research and development administration said.
In a fit of dejection, he consumed a poisonous substance and died.
The small labelled bottle contains a very poisonous substance used in jails across the States.
A 25- YEAR- OLDwoman tried to commit suicide by consuming a poisonous substance near Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday afternoon, the police said.
Nearly a hundred kilograms of poisonous substance was found at the Traghali Afghania check post manned by 15 local policemen, police chief, Brig.
But they cleared the 30-year-old, formerly of Croxteth Road, Toxteth, of attempting to administer a poisonous substance and kidnapping her.
Poullain denies kidnapping, administering a poisonous substance with intent, and two charges of assault.