Definition of “poisoner” - English Dictionary

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“poisoner” in British English

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poisonernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpɔɪ.zən.ər/ us /ˈpɔɪ.zən.ɚ/


  • 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.

(Definition of “poisoner” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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