empoison


em·poi·son

verb \im-ˈpi-zən\

Definition of EMPOISON

transitive verb
1
archaic :  poison
2
:  embitter <a look of empoisoned acceptance — Saul Bellow>
em·poi·son·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of EMPOISON

  1. <a series of misfortunes had empoisoned him against the whole world>

Origin of EMPOISON

Middle English empoysonen, from Anglo-French empoisener, from en- + poison poison
First Known Use: 14th century

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