Found 3 items, similar to Poison.
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English → English
v 1: spoil as if by poison; “poison someone's mind”
; “poison the
atmosphere in the office”
2: kill by its poison; “This mushrooms can kill”
3: kill with poison; “She poisoned her husband”
4: add poison to; “Her husband poisoned her drink in order to
5: administer poison to; “She poisoned her husband but he did
n 1: any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a
living organism [syn: poisonous substance
2: anything that harms or destroys; “the poison of fascism”
English → English
, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion,
fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught,
fr. potare to drink. See Potable
, and cf. Potion
1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism,
is capable of producing a morbid, noxious, or deadly
effect upon it; as, morphine is a deadly poison; the
poison of pestilential diseases.
2. That which taints or destroys moral purity or health; as,
the poison of evil example; the poison of sin.
(a) A tree of the genus Amyris
found in the West Indies, from the trunk of which a
black liquor distills, supposed to have poisonous
(b) The poison sumac (Rhus venenata
). [U. S.]
(Bot.), poison sumac.
(Zo["o]l.), one of the superior maxillary teeth
of some species of serpents, which, besides having the
cavity for the pulp, is either perforated or grooved by a
longitudinal canal, at the lower end of which the duct of
the poison gland terminates. See Illust. under Fang
(Biol.), a gland, in animals or plants, which
secretes an acrid or venomous matter, that is conveyed
along an organ capable of inflicting a wound.
(Bot.), a poisonous umbelliferous plant
). See Hemlock
(Bot.), a poisonous climbing plant (formerly
, or Rhus radicans
, now classified
as Toxicodendron radicans
) of North America. It is
common as a climbing vine, especially found on tree
trunks, or walls, or as a low, spreading vine or as a
shrub. As a low vine it grows well in lightly shaded
areas, recognizable by growing in clusters of three
leaves. Its leaves are trifoliate, rhombic-ovate, and
variously notched. Its form varies slightly from location
to location, leading to some speculation that it may
consist of more than one species. Many people are poisoned
by it, though some appear resistant to its effects.
Touching the leaves may leave a residue of an oil on the
skin, and if not washed off quickly, sensitive areas of
skin become reddened and develop multiple small blisters,
lasting for several days to several weeks, and causing a
persistent itch. The toxic reaction is due to an oil,
present in all parts of the plant except the pollen,
, the active component of which is the
. See Poison sumac
. It is
related to poison oak
, and is also called mercury
(a) Nux vomica.
(b) The tree which yields this seed (Strychnos Nuxvomica
). It is found on the Malabar and Coromandel
(Bot.), a dermatitis-producing plant often
lumped together with the poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans
) in common terminology, but more properly
distinguished as the more shrubby Toxicodendron quercifolium
(syn. Toxicodendron diversilobum
in California and Oregon. Opinion varies as to whether the
poison oak and poison ivy are only variants of a single
species. See poison ivy
. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Poison gland
, above. See
Illust. under Fang
(Bot.), a poisonous shrub formerly considered
to be of the genus Rhus
), but now
classified as Toxicodendron vernix
; -- also called
, poison dogwood
, and poison elder
. It has
pinnate leaves on graceful and slender common petioles,
and usually grows in swampy places. Both this plant and
the poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans
, formerly Rhus Toxicodendron
) have clusters of smooth greenish white
berries, while the red-fruited species of this genus are
harmless. The tree (Rhus vernicifera
) which yields the
celebrated Japan lacquer is almost identical with the
poison sumac, and is also very poisonous. The juice of the
poison sumac also forms a lacquer similar to that of
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Syn: Venom; virus; bane; pest; malignity.
. Poison usually denotes something
received into the system by the mouth, breath, etc.
Venom is something discharged from animals and
received by means of a wound, as by the bite or sting
of serpents, scorpions, etc. Hence, venom specifically
implies some malignity of nature or purpose.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poisoned
; p. pr. & vb.
.] [Cf. OF. poisonner, F. empoissoner, L.
potionare to give to drink. See Poison
1. To put poison upon or into; to infect with poison; as, to
poison an arrow; to poison food or drink. “The
ingredients of our poisoned chalice.”
2. To injure or kill by poison; to administer poison to.
If you poison us, do we not die ? --Shak.
3. To taint; to corrupt; to vitiate; as, vice poisons
happiness; slander poisoned his mind.
Whispering tongues can poison truth. --Coleridge.
, v. i.
To act as, or convey, a poison.
Tooth that poisons if it bite. --Shak.