Definitions of poison

  1. To injure or kill by poison; to fill or taint with poison; as, to poison food; to corrupt.
  2. To infect or to kill with poison: to taint: to mar: to embitter: to corrupt.
  3. To infect, kill, or mingle, with poison; taint; embitter.
  4. To put poison into; affect or kill with poison; injure; corrupt.
  5. To act as, or convey, a poison.
  6. administer poison to; " She poisoned her husband"
  7. kill with poison; " She poisoned her husband"
  8. kill by its poison; " This mushrooms can kill"
  9. To infect with anything fatal to life; to kill by poison; to taint or corrupt.
  10. anything that harms or destroys; " the poison of fascism"
  11. any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
  12. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is capable of producing a morbid, noxious, or deadly effect upon it; as, morphine is a deadly poison; the poison of pestilential diseases.
  13. That which taints or destroys moral purity or health; as, the poison of evil example; the poison of sin.
  14. To put poison upon or into; to infect with poison; as, to poison an arrow; to poison food or drink.
  15. To injure or kill by poison; to administer poison to.
  16. To taint; to corrupt; to vitiate; as, vice poisons happiness; slander poisoned his mind.
  17. A substance which, if received into the body, destroys life or health; a destructive influence.
  19. A deadly, infectious, or noxious substance.
  20. A substance that when taken into the system tends to cause death or serious injury.
  21. That which is destructive or injurious to lire; that which taints or destroys moral purity or health.
  22. Any substance which, when swallowed, inhaled, or rubbed over the skin, injures the health or destroys life; venom; anything which taints moral purity.
  23. administer poison to; " She poisoned her husband but he did not die"