poisonernoun [ C ]uk /ˈpɔɪ.zən.ər/ us /ˈpɔɪ.zən.ɚ/
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- Gradually more and more poisoners were convicted, and the number of poisoning cases began to drop.
- She became Nero’s private poisoner, practicing her mixtures on slaves and murdering Nero’s enemies.
- The age of poisoners was over, and the new age of forensic science had begun.
- The law had little effect, however, and poisoners continued their deadly business.