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poison

verb

Definition of POISON

1
to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable <poisoning the minds of impressionable children with ethnic hatred>
2
to make unfit for use by the addition of something harmful or undesirable <exhaust fumes poisoning the air>
Near Antonyms clarify, clean, cleanse, clear, distill (also distil), purge; filter; disinfect, sanitize, sterilize
3
to lower in character, dignity, or quality <this party partisanship poisons the national debate we should be having about this urgent problem>
4
to cause to have often negative opinions formed without sufficient knowledge <malicious rumors had poisoned many church members against the new pastor>
Synonyms bias, poison, turn

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