em·​poi·​son im-ˈpȯi-zᵊn How to pronounce empoison (audio)
empoisoned; empoisoning; empoisons

transitive verb

archaic : poison
: embitter
a look of empoisoned acceptanceSaul Bellow
empoisonment noun

Examples of empoison in a Sentence

a series of misfortunes had empoisoned him against the whole world

Word History


Middle English empoysonen, from Anglo-French empoisener, from en- + poison poison

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of empoison was in the 14th century

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“Empoison.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empoison. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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