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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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The poisoning - the chopping - the - the - " she stammered.
We cannot say what will happen after the man's death, through merely knowing that he has died as the result of arsenic poisoning.
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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.
He is hanged there forty feet high--and is left hanging, poisoning the water.
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