Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Poison \Poi"son\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poisoned; p. pr. & vb. n. Poisoning.] [Cf. OF. poisonner, F. empoissoner, L. potionare to give to drink. See Poison, n.]
To put poison upon or into; to infect with poison; as, to poison an arrow; to poison food or drink. ``The ingredients of our poisoned chalice.''
To injure or kill by poison; to administer poison to.
If you poison us, do we not die ?
To taint; to corrupt; to vitiate; as, vice poisons happiness; slander poisoned his mind.
Whispering tongues can poison truth.
n. 1 The administration of a poison. 2 The state of being poisoned. vb. (present participle of poison English)
Poisoning is the action of poison.
Poisoning may also refer to:
- Biological toxicity
- Envenomation, when an animal injects its venom through a bite or sting
- Secondary poisoning
- Radiation poisoning, a biology concept
- Catalyst poisoning, a chemistry concept
- Neutron poison, a nuclear physics concept
- Poisoning, a classification in Cantonese food
- Route poisoning, a computer network concept
Usage examples of "poisoning".
By that evening his entire right leg was throbbing like a rotten tooth, and under the skin he could see the telltale red lines of blood poisoning radiating out from the wound, which had only begun to scab over.
Maddox describes a ease of poisoning in a music teacher by the belladonna plaster of a reputable maker.
In 1881 Betancourt spoke of an instance of inherited susceptibility to belladonna, in which the external application of the ointment produced all the symptoms of belladonna poisoning.
Cooper mentions the symptoms of poisoning following the application of extract of belladonna to the scrotum.
Jenner and Lyman also record belladonna poisoning from external applications.
It was a good thing, he thought, that the Altairians were immune to beryllium poisoning.
Molineux poisoning case the cyanide of mercury was administered by way of a similar drug--to wit: BromoSeltzer.
He also thought that hydrocyanic acid poisoning would be easily established during the toxicological investigation.
No Martialist would dream of poisoning his blood and besotting his brain with alcohol in any form.
Two days later, the local newspaper reported that my father had died from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by automobile exhaust.
My pulse jumped as I remembered the carbon monoxide poisoning and the maniac who was trying to kill me, and the terror of the footsteps approaching zapped through me like an electrical shock.
Emily seemed to have recovered completely from the carbon monoxide poisoning.
You have a serious breach with your wife, and within forty-eight hours she dies of morphia poisoning.
Constance had gone a long way in poisoning their attitudes toward her, and yet her reputation, it seemed, somewhat overweighed even the words of their mother.
Half a dozen workers at the Mitcham farm were killed on Tuesday, in a poisoning incident wholly unrelated to Rackham Perfumeries, but it meant police enquiries, and where was he at the time?