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Synonyms for poison
ˈpɔɪ zənpoi·son

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  1. poisonverb

    To use poison to kill or paralyse somebody

    We used a poison to kill the weeds.

    toxin, venom, pollutant, contaminant, atter

  2. poisonverb

    To pollute; to cause some part of the environment to become poisonous

    That factory is poisoning the river.

    taint, contaminate, pollute

  3. poisonverb

    To cause something to become much worse

    taint, corrupt

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. poison

    vitiate, taint, infect, envenom, pollute

    purify, disinfect, depurate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. poison, toxicant, poisonous substancenoun

    any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism

    toxicant, poisonous substance

  2. poisonverb

    anything that harms or destroys

    "the poison of fascism"

    toxicant, poisonous substance

  3. poisonverb

    spoil as if by poison

    "poison someone's mind"; "poison the atmosphere in the office"


  4. poisonverb

    kill with poison

    "She poisoned her husband"


  5. poison, envenomverb

    add poison to

    "Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her"

    acerbate, envenom, embitter

  6. poisonverb

    kill by its poison

    "This mushrooms can poison"


  7. poisonverb

    administer poison to

    "She poisoned her husband but he did not die"


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. poisonnoun

    venom, virus, bane, pest, noxious influence

  2. poisonverb

    infect, taint, contaminate, corrupt, canker

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. poisonnoun

    venom, virus, toxine, toxicant, irritant, taint, bane, ptomaine

    Associated words:
    toxicology, toxicophobia, toxicomania, toxiferous, toxicologist, antidote, alexiteric, venenific, septiferous, envenom, infect

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "poison":

    poisons, poisoning, venom, gif, poisonous, gift, toxic, toxin, troublemaker

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How to use poison in a sentence?

  1. Ashok Ghosh:

    It is a slow poison. Symptoms appear after continuous ingestion over five to 12 years.

  2. Aleksandre Kvakhadze:

    A group tried to poison him, but it didn't work.

  3. Raymond Casciari:

    This is one of the better-known treatments for poison ivy or irritated skin.

  4. John Griffin:

    Horrible things are done to groundhogs in the name of nuisance control, like gassing them, exploding burrows, poisoning and some of them are pretty ill considered, other species get harmed in that process. If you're broadcasting poison, there's any number of animals that can be impacted, including the predators that prey on them.

  5. Uhuru Kenyatta:

    We will establish a new prison to hold violent, extremist offenders – the truth of the matter is that we cannot allow them to spread their poison to vulnerable Kenyans.

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