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English noun: poison

1. poison (substance) any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism


Synonymspoisonous substance, toxicant


Broader (hypernym)substance


Narrower (hyponym)atropine, hyoscyamine, toxin

2. poison (attribute) anything that harms or destroys


SamplesThe poison of fascism.


Broader (hypernym)destructiveness


English verb: poison

1. poison (social) spoil as if by poison


SamplesPoison someone's mind.
Poison the atmosphere in the office.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate

2. poison (contact) kill with poison


SamplesShe poisoned her husband.


ExamplesThey want to poison the prisoners


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill


Verb grouppoison

3. poison (change) add poison to


SamplesHer husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her.


Synonymsenvenom


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

4. poison (contact) kill by its poison


SamplesThis mushrooms can poison.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill


Verb grouppoison, poison

5. poison (body) administer poison to


SamplesShe poisoned her husband but he did not die.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)dose, drug


Narrower (hyponym)intoxicate


Verb grouppoison









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