Hypertext Webster Gateway: "poisoning"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.]
1. 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.'' --Shak.

2. To injure or kill by poison; to administer poison to.

If you poison us, do we not die ? --Shak.

3. To taint; to corrupt; to vitiate; as, vice poisons
happiness; slander poisoned his mind.

Whispering tongues can poison truth. --Coleridge.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: the physiological state produced by a poison or a toxic
substance [syn: {toxic condition}]
2: killing by the administration of poison

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