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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.
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poisoning

(ˈpɔɪzənɪŋ)
n
the act of killing someone using a poisonous substanceaccidental exposure to a toxic substance
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

poisoning

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

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

[ˈpɔɪznɪŋ] n (also) (fig) → avvelenamento
arsenic poisoning → avvelenamento da arsenico
to die of poisoning → morire avvelenato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

poi·son·ing

n. envenenamiento, intoxicaciόn.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

poisoning

n envenenamiento, intoxicación f; food — intoxicación alimentaria (form), intoxicación por alimentos, intoxicación por productos bacterianos en la comida
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Suppose, for example, that a man dies of arsenic poisoning, we say that his taking arsenic was the cause of death.
The autopsy revealed evidence of arsenic poisoning, in quantities suggesting the poisoning had taken place over several days.
Over 50 million people in Pakistan are under threat from arsenic poisoning because of polluted water.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), long-term health effects such as skin lesions, diabetes and developmental defects are well-known consequences of arsenic poisoning.
However, due to lack of policy in the country the quality of groundwater is depleting because of bacteriological and heavy metal contamination making more than 50 million people in Pakistan at a risk of arsenic poisoning.
KARACHI:More than 50 million people in Pakistan are at a risk of arsenic poisoning because of contamination in ground water, a fresh report warned.
Experts added the use of these fake products with chemicals can lead to a lot of dangerous conditions like allergic reactions, heavy metal poisoning, arsenic poisoning, exposure to dangerous bacteria and skin cancer.
'There is another important potential use of this xanthated material because it can be easily turned into a cheap sensor to spot arsenic poisoning in water reservoirs,' said Niazi, whose students are working on various aspects of arsenic sensor.
A study conducted by Swiss expert Joel Podgor-ski using 1,200 ground-water samples throughout Pakistan said that up to 60 million people were at risk of arsenic poisoning.
A recent study published in the US journal Science Advance highlighted that some 60 million people are at risk of arsenic poisoning from contaminated groundwater in Pakistan.