empoison

verb em·poi·son \ im-ˈpȯi-zᵊn \

Definition of empoison

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

empoisonment

play \im-ˈpȯi-zᵊn-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



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