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poison

noun  us   /ˈpɔɪ·zən/

poison noun (SUBSTANCE)

[C/U] a substance that causes illness or death if swallowed, absorbed, or breathed into the body: [U] poison gas [C] Some cleaning products are poisons. [U] He sprayed the weeds with poison.
poisonous
adjective  us   /ˈpɔɪ·zə·nəs/
The mushrooms they picked were poisonous.

poison

verb [T]  us   /ˈpɔɪ·zən/

poison verb [T] (CAUSE HARM)

to cause serious harm to something: Jealousy poisoned our relationship. I don’t see why you think TV poisons people’s minds (= influences them in a bad way).

poison verb [T] (SUBSTANCE)

to cause a person or animal to take in poison, or to add poison to food or a liquid: He thinks someone is trying to poison him. Her tea was poisoned.
Translations of “poison”
in Arabic سَمّ…
in Korean 독약…
in Malaysian racun…
in French poison…
in Turkish zehir…
in Italian veleno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 毒, 毒藥,毒物…
in Russian яд…
in Polish trucizna…
in Vietnamese chất độc…
in Spanish veneno…
in Portuguese veneno…
in Thai ยาพิษ…
in German das Gift, Gift-……
in Catalan verí…
in Japanese 毒, 毒薬…
in Indonesian racun…
in Chinese (Simplified) 毒, 毒药,毒物…
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