noun see empoison

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  • Empoisonment — Em*poi son*ment, n. [F. empoisonnement.] The act of poisoning. Bacon …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • empoisonment — em·poi·son·ment …   English syllables

  • empoisonment — noun see empoison …   Useful english dictionary

  • empoison — empoisonment, n. /em poy zeuhn/, v.t. 1. to corrupt: to empoison the minds of the young. 2. to embitter: His own failure has empoisoned him. 3. Archaic. to poison. [1275 1325; ME empoysonen < OF empoisoner. See EM 1, POISON] * * * …   Universalium

  • Impoisonment — Im*poi son*ment, n. [Cf. {Empoisonment}.] The act of poisoning or impoisoning. [Obs.] Pope …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • empoison — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English empoysonen, from Anglo French empoisener, from en + poison poison Date: 14th century 1. archaic poison 2. embitter < a look of empoisoned acceptance Saul Bellow > • empoisonment …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • toxicate — /toksakeyt/ To poison. Not used to describe the act of one who administers a poison, but the action of the drug or poison itself. See also intoxication @ auto intoxication Self empoisonment from the absorption of the toxic products of internal… …   Black's law dictionary

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