Definition: Poison

From New World Encyclopedia
  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.


  • (substance that is harmful): contaminant, pollutant, toxin, venom

Derived terms

  • poison gas
  • poison hemlock
  • poison ivy
  • poison oak
  • poison pen
  • poison pill
  • poison sumac
  • poisoner
  • poisoning
  • poisonous
  • poisonwood
  • rat poison
  • what's your poison


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