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Synonyms for poison
ˈpɔɪ zən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poison, toxicant, poisonous substance(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    toxicant, poisonous substance

  2. poison(verb)

    anything that harms or destroys

    "the poison of fascism"

    Synonyms:
    toxicant, poisonous substance

  3. poison(verb)

    spoil as if by poison

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

    Synonyms:
    envenom

  4. poison(verb)

    kill with poison

    "She poisoned her husband"

    Synonyms:
    envenom

  5. poison, envenom(verb)

    add poison to

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

    Synonyms:
    acerbate, envenom, embitter

  6. poison(verb)

    kill by its poison

    "This mushrooms can poison"

    Synonyms:
    envenom

  7. poison(verb)

    administer poison to

    "She poisoned her husband but he did not die"

    Synonyms:
    envenom

Wiktionary

  1. poison(verb)

    To use poison to kill or paralyse somebody

    The assassin poisoned the king.

    Synonyms:
    toxin, venom, pollutant, contaminant, atter

  2. poison(verb)

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

    That factory is poisoning the river.

    Synonyms:
    taint, contaminate, pollute

  3. poison(verb)

    To cause something to become much worse

    Synonyms:
    taint, corrupt

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. poison

    Synonyms:
    vitiate, taint, infect, envenom, pollute

    Antonyms:
    purify, disinfect, depurate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. poison(n.)

    Synonyms:
    venom, virus, bane, pest, noxious influence

  2. poison(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    infect, taint, contaminate, corrupt, canker

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. poison(n)

    Synonyms:
    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. Andr Maurois:

    There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.

  2. Loren Weisman:

    Choices made in fear to fix the moment can poison the future.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A woman is so selfish that in order to safeguard her vested-interest and secure high position, she may even poison with words the minds of her children against her own man or anyone as close one.

  4. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson:

    There’s a growing heroin epidemic in New York and other parts of the country that’s taking the lives of many of our young people hooked on this deadly and highly addictive drug, we must deal with this quiet drug plague by going after those who peddle this poison in our communities.

  5. James Scott:

    A Nation State or Cyber-Mercenary won’t hack e-voting machines one by one. This takes too long and will have minimal impact. Instead, they’ll take an easier approach like spear phishing the manufacturer with malware and poison the voting machine update pre-election and allow the manufacturer to update each individual machine with a self-deleting payload that will target the tabulation process.

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