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poisons

noun
plural of poison

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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poisons

verb
present tense third-person singular of poison

Synonyms & Antonyms of poisons (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable
  • poisoning the minds of impressionable children with ethnic hatred

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2 to make unfit for use by the addition of something harmful or undesirable
  • exhaust fumes poisoning the air

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4 to cause to have often negative opinions formed without sufficient knowledge
  • malicious rumors had poisoned many church members against the new pastor

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“Poisons.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/poisons. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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