Poisoning
Poison Poi"son, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poisoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Poisoning}.] [Cf. OF. poisonner, F. empoissoner, L. potionare to give to drink. See {Poison}, n.] [1913 Webster] 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.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To injure or kill by poison; to administer poison to. [1913 Webster]

If you poison us, do we not die ? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To taint; to corrupt; to vitiate; as, vice poisons happiness; slander poisoned his mind. [1913 Webster]

Whispering tongues can poison truth. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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