empoison

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

Definition of empoison

transitive verb

1 archaic : poison
2 : embitter a look of empoisoned acceptance— Saul Bellow

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Other Words from empoison

empoisonment \ im-​ˈpȯi-​zᵊn-​mənt How to pronounce empoison (audio) \ noun

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Examples of empoison in a Sentence

a series of misfortunes had empoisoned him against the whole world

First Known Use of empoison

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for empoison

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

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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 23 Apr. 2021.

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