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Meaning of POISON

Pronunciation:  'poyzun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  anything that harms or destroys; "the poison of fascism"
  2. [n]  any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
  3. [v]  administer poison to; "She poisoned her husband"
  4. [v]  add poison to; "Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her"
  5. [v]  kill with poison; "She poisoned her husband"
  6. [v]  kill by its poison; "This mushrooms can kill"
  7. [v]  spoil as if by poison; "poison someone's mind"; "poison the atmosphere in the office"

POISON is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: envenom, poisonous substance
 See Also: alter, atropine, change, corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, destructiveness, dose, drug, hyoscyamine, intoxicate, kill, matter, misdirect, pervert, profane, substance, subvert, toxin, vitiate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Poi"son\, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion,
    fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught,
    fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.]
    1. 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.
    2. That which taints or destroys moral purity or health; as,
       the poison of evil example; the poison of sin.
    {Poison ash}. (Bot.)
       (a) A tree of the genus {Amyris} ({A. balsamifera}) found
           in the West Indies, from the trunk of which a black
           liquor distills, supposed to have poisonous qualities.
       (b) The poison sumac ({Rhus venenata}). [U. S.]
    {Poison dogwood} (Bot.), poison sumac.
    {Poison fang} (Zo["o]l.), one of the superior maxillary teeth
       of some species of serpents, which, besides having the
       cavity for the pulp, is either perforated or grooved by a
       longitudinal canal, at the lower end of which the duct of
       the poison gland terminates. See Illust. under {Fang}.
    {Poison gland} (Biol.), a gland, in animals or plants, which
       secretes an acrid or venomous matter, that is conveyed
       along an organ capable of inflicting a wound.
    {Poison hemlock} (Bot.), a poisonous umbelliferous plant
       ({Conium maculatum}). See {Hemlock}.
    {Poison ivy} (Bot.), a poisonous climbing plant ({Rhus
       Toxicodendron}) of North America. It is common on stone
       walls and on the trunks of trees, and has trifoliate,
       rhombic-ovate, variously notched leaves. Many people are
       poisoned by it, if they touch the leaves. See {Poison
       sumac}. Called also {poison oak}, and {mercury}.
    {Poison nut}. (Bot.)
       (a) Nux vomica.
       (b) The tree which yields this seed ({Strychnos
           Nuxvomica}). It is found on the Malabar and Coromandel
    {Poison oak} (Bot.), the poison ivy; also, the more shrubby
       {Rhus diversiloba} of California and Oregon.
    {Poison sac}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Poison gland}, above. See
       Illust. under {Fang}.
    {Poison sumac} (Bot.), a poisonous shrub of the genus {Rhus}
       ({R. venenata}); -- also called {poison ash}, {poison
       dogwood}, and {poison elder}. It has pinnate leaves on
       graceful and slender common petioles, and usually grows in
       swampy places. Both this plant and the poison ivy ({Rhus
       Toxicodendron}) have clusters of smooth greenish white
       berries, while the red-fruited species of this genus are
       harmless. The tree ({Rhus vernicifera}) which yields the
       celebrated Japan lacquer is almost identical with the
       poison sumac, and is also very poisonous. The juice of the
       poison sumac also forms a lacquer similar to that of
    Syn: Venom; virus; bane; pest; malignity.
    Usage: {Poison}, {Venom}. Poison usually denotes something
           received into the system by the mouth, breath, etc.
           Venom is something discharged from animals and
           received by means of a wound, as by the bite or sting
           of serpents, scorpions, etc. Hence, venom specifically
           implies some malignity of nature or purpose.
  2. \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.
  3. \Poi"son\, v. i.
    To act as, or convey, a poison.
          Tooth that poisons if it bite.           --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing poison in your dream indicates that you need to get rid of something in your life that is causing you much sickness, distress, or negativity. Dreaming that you consume poison, implies that you are introducing something into yourself that is harmful to your well-being. This may be feelings of bitterness, jealousy or other bad feelings that is consuming you.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Heb. hemah, "heat," the poison of certain venomous reptiles (Deut. 32:24, 33; Job 6:4; Ps. 58:4), causing inflammation.

(2.) Heb. rosh, "a head," a poisonous plant (Deut. 29:18), growing luxuriantly (Hos. 10:4), of a bitter taste (Ps. 69:21; Lam. 3:5), and coupled with wormwood; probably the poppy. This word is rendered "gall", q.v., (Deut. 29:18; 32:33; Ps. 69:21; Jer. 8:14, etc.), "hemlock" (Hos. 10:4; Amos 6:12), and "poison" (Job 20:16), "the poison of asps," showing that the _rosh_ was not exclusively a vegetable poison.

(3.) In Rom. 3:13 (comp. Job 20:16; Ps. 140:3), James 3:8, as the rendering of the Greek ios.

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