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See also poisson, and Poisson

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Etymology

From Old French puison < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] potio. See also potion and potable.

Noun

Singular
poison

Plural
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poison ({{{1}}})
  1. A substance that is harmful or lethal to a living organism.
    We used a poison to kill the weeds.
  2. Something that harms a person or thing.
    Gossip is a malicious poison.
  3. (idiomatic) A drink; liquor.

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Verb

Infinitive
to poison

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to poison (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To use poison to kill or paralyse somebody
    The assassin poisoned the king.
  2. (transitive) To pollute; to cause some part of the environment to become poisonous
    That factory is poisoning the river.
  3. (transitive) To cause something to become much worse
    Suspicion will poison their relationship.
    He poisoned the mood in the room with his non-stop criticism.
  4. (transitive) To cause someone to hate or to have unfair negative opinions
    She's poisoned him against all his old friends.

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French

Pronunciation

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] potio.

Noun

poison m. (plural poisons)

  1. poison

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