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poison

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of poison

  1. containing or contaminated with a substance capable of injuring or killing a living thing the witch gave Snow White a poison apple Synonyms of poison envenomed, poisonous, poisoned, toxic, venomousWords Related to poison contagious, infectious, infective, pathogenic, pestilent, pestilential; baneful, deleterious, harmful, hurtful, injurious, malignant, nocuous, noxious, virulent; unhealthful, unhealthy, unwholesome; calamitous, deadly, fatal, fell, lethal, murderousNear Antonyms of poison beneficial, curative, healthful, healthy, helpful, palliative, remedial, salubrious, salutary, wholesome; benign, harmless, innocuous, inoffensive; nonfatal, nonlethalAntonyms of poison nonpoisonous, nontoxic, nonvenomous


poison

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of poison

  1. a substance that by chemical action can kill or injure a living thing the only way to get rid of rats is to leave out poison Synonyms of poison bane, toxic, toxin, venom Words Related to poison cancer, contagion, disease, virus; fungicide, germicide, herbicide, insecticide, microbicide, pesticide, toxicant Near Antonyms of poison antidote, antivenin, antivenom, mithridate; cure; cure-all, elixir, panacea


poison

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of poison

  1. 1 to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable poisoning the minds of impressionable children with ethnic hatred Synonyms of poison blemish, darken, mar, taint, spoil, stain, tarnish, touch, vitiateWords Related to poison begrime, besmear, besmirch, blacken, blur, cloud, dirty, discolor, pollute, smear, smirch, smudge, smut, soil, sully, tar; abase, cheapen, debase, degrade, demean, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, foul, lower, shame, sink; bastardize, corrupt, debauch, demoralize, deprave, pervert, subvert; color, distort, twistNear Antonyms of poison cleanse, purify; dignify, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, glorify, hallow, magnify, uplift

  2. 2 to make unfit for use by the addition of something harmful or undesirable exhaust fumes poisoning the air Synonyms of poison befoul, defile, foul, contaminate, pollute, taintWords Related to poison infect; begrime, besmirch, blacken, dirty, foul up, grime, mire, muddy, smirch, smudge, soil, stain, sully; corrupt, rot, spoil; adulterate, doctor; dilute, water downNear Antonyms of poison clarify, clean, cleanse, clear, distill (also distil), purge; filter; disinfect, sanitize, sterilizeAntonyms of poison decontaminate, purify

  3. 3 to lower in character, dignity, or quality this party partisanship poisons the national debate we should be having about this urgent problem Synonyms of poison abase, bastardize, canker, cheapen, corrupt, debauch, degrade, demean, demoralize, deprave, deteriorate, lessen, pervert, debase, profane, prostitute, subvert, vitiate, warpWords Related to poison befoul, begrime, contaminate, defile, dilute, dirty, pollute, taint, thin, water down, weaken; descend; disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, shame, take down; blemish, damage, deface, destroy, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, mar, ruin, spoil, stain, tarnish, wreck; depreciate, downgradeNear Antonyms of poison dignify, exalt, honor; ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect; clarify, clean, cleanse, purify, refine, restore; respectAntonyms of poison elevate, ennoble, uplift

  4. 4 to cause to have often negative opinions formed without sufficient knowledge malicious rumors had poisoned many church members against the new pastor Synonyms of poison bias, prejudice, turnWords Related to poison dispose, incline, predispose; influence, prepossess; convince, persuade, suggest



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