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Definition 1: anything that harms or destroys - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where poison or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the poison of fascism

(poison is a kind of ...) the quality of causing destruction

Definition 2: any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for poison in the sense of this definition

(poison is a kind of ...) a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties

"shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"

(... is a kind of poison ) 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

(... is a kind of poison ) a poisonous crystalline alkaloid (isometric with atropine but more potent); used to treat excess motility of the gastrointestinal tract

(... is a kind of poison ) a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species

Definition 3: administer poison to - [verb of body]

Samples where poison or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She poisoned her husband but he did not die

(poison is a kind of ...) administer a drug to

"They drugged the kidnapped tourist"

(... is a kind of poison ) have an intoxicating effect on, of a drug

(poison has a similar meaning as ...) kill by its poison

"This mushrooms can poison"

Definition 4: add poison to - [verb of change]

Samples where poison or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her

Synonyms for poison in the sense of this definition

(poison is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 5: kill with poison - [verb of contact]

Samples where poison or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She poisoned her husband

(poison is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

(poison has a similar meaning as ...) kill by its poison

"This mushrooms can poison"

Definition 6: kill by its poison - [verb of contact]

Samples where poison or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This mushrooms can poison

(poison is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

(poison has a similar meaning as ...) administer poison to

"She poisoned her husband but he did not die"

(poison has a similar meaning as ...) kill with poison

"She poisoned her husband"

Samples where poison or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • poison someone's mind
  • poison the atmosphere in the office

(poison is a kind of ...) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

"debauch the young people with wine and women" "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men" "Do school counselors subvert young children?" "corrupt the morals"

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