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English definition of “poison”

poison

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈpɔɪzən/
KILL B2 to try to kill someone by giving them a dangerous substance to drink or eat: He tried to poison his wife.Poisoning and allergyKillingMurder and attempted murder
MAKE DANGEROUS B2 to put poison or a dangerous substance in something: They poisoned the city's water supply.Poisoning and allergy
SPOIL to make something very unpleasant: These arguments were poisoning his life.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
poison sb's mind to make someone think bad things about someone or something: Her father had poisoned her mind against me.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
poisoned adjective
(Definition of poison verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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