poisoner


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poisoner - someone who kills with poison
killer, slayer - someone who causes the death of a person or animal
Translations
مُسَمِّم، مُفْسِد الأخْلاق
-katravič
giftmorder
eiturbyrlari
travič
zehirleyici şey/ kimse

poisoner

[ˈpɔɪznəʳ] Nenvenenador(a) m/f

poisoner

[ˈpɔɪzər] nempoisonneur/euse m/fpoison gas ngaz m asphyxiant

poisoner

nGiftmörder(in) m(f)

poisoner

[ˈpɔɪznəʳ] navvelenatore/trice

poison

(ˈpoizn) noun
any substance which causes death or illness when taken into the body. She killed herself by taking poison; (also adjective) poison gas.
verb
1. to kill or harm with poison. He poisoned his wife.
2. to put poison into (food etc). He poisoned her coffee.
ˈpoisoner noun
ˈpoisonous adjective
containing or using poison. That fruit is poisonous; a poisonous snake.
ˈpoisonously adverb
poison-pen letter
an anonymous letter saying wicked things about a person etc.
References in classic literature ?
Depraved as a girl, adulterous as a wife, an unnatural sister, homicide, poisoner, execrated by all who knew her, by every nation that had been visited by her, she died accursed by Heaven and earth."
Your next thoughts of me may remind you more vividly and more boldly that your husband was once tried as a poisoner, and that the question of his first wife's death was never properly cleared up.
If the poisoner be sufficiently accomplished he can pursue his - calling without the faintest risk of detection."
A man can easily be put out of the way there, then; it is, indeed, the Bagdad and Bassora of the `Thousand and One Nights.' The sultans and viziers who rule over society there, and who constitute what in France we call the government, are really Haroun-al-Raschids and Giaffars, who not only pardon a poisoner, but even make him a prime minister, if his crime has been an ingenious one, and who, under such circumstances, have the whole story written in letters of gold, to divert their hours of idleness and ennui."
"Moriarty himself is enough to make any letter illustrious, and here is Morgan the poisoner, and Merridew of abominable memory, and Mathews, who knocked out my left canine in the waiting-room at Charing Cross, and, finally, here is our friend of to-night."
You shall hear the truth in respect to the poisoner Rappaccini and his poisonous daughter; yes, poisonous as she is beautiful.
"Yes; but to wait surrounded by assassins and poisoners."
Now she is urging people living near her in Huron Avenue, Howden, West Lothian, to keep their pets indoors until the poisoner is caught.
After detailing the history of Scotland Yard and the Black Museum, he discusses cases from the 19th and 20th centuries, such as the Lambeth Poisoner, "baby farmer" Amelia Elizabeth Dyer, the Gentleman Vampire of Bournemouth, the Brides in the Bath Murders, the Rillington Place Murders, the Banner Cross Murders, the Brighton Trunk Murders, the Blackout Ripper, the Acid Bath Murders, the Yorkshire Ripper, and serial killers.
Go on a ghost hunt at the Old Police Station, in Lark Lane - where convicted Victorian poisoner Florence Maybrick, inset, below, was once held
AN NHS worker is still being probed a year after saline bags were tampered with by a possible copycat "poisoner".
ENTERTAINMENT: The story of Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton - dubbed Britain's first serial killer - captivated TV audiences.