empoison

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verb em·poi·son \im-ˈpȯi-zən\

Definition of empoison

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  poison

  3. 2 :  embitter <a look of empoisoned acceptance — Saul Bellow>

empoisonment

play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of empoison in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of empoison

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


First Known Use: 14th century



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