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"poison" in British English

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poisonnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈpɔɪ.zən/ us   /ˈpɔɪ.zən/

poisonverb [T]

uk   /ˈpɔɪ.zən/ us   /ˈpɔɪ.zən/
(Definition of poison from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"poison" in American English

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poisonnoun

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.

poisonverb [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.
(Definition of poison from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “poison”
in Korean 독약…
in Arabic سَمّ…
in Malaysian racun…
in French poison…
in Russian яд…
in Chinese (Traditional) 毒, 毒藥,毒物…
in Italian veleno…
in Turkish zehir…
in Polish trucizna…
in Spanish veneno…
in Vietnamese chất độc…
in Portuguese veneno…
in Thai ยาพิษ…
in German das Gift, Gift-……
in Catalan verí…
in Japanese 毒, 毒薬…
in Chinese (Simplified) 毒, 毒药,毒物…
in Indonesian racun…
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