Poison in Scrabble Dictionary

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Definitions and meaning of poison

poison

Etymology

From Middle English poisoun, poyson, poysone, puyson, puisun, from Old French puison, poison, from Latin pōtio, pōtiōnis (drink, a draught, a poisonous draught, a potion), from pōtō (I drink). Displaced native Old English ātor. See also potion and potable.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: poi'zən, IPA(key): /ˈpɔɪz(ə)n/
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪzən
  • Hyphenation: poi‧son

Noun

poison (countable and uncountable, plural poisons)

  1. A substance that is harmful or lethal to a living organism.
  2. Something that harms a person or thing.
  3. (informal) A drink; liquor.
    — What's your poison?
    — I'll have a glass of whisky.
  4. (chemistry) Any substance that inhibits catalytic activity.
    • 2013, Huazhang Liu, Ammonia Synthesis Catalysts: Innovation and Practice (page 693)
      The temperature effect of poisons. The influence of poison on the catalyst can be different with the change of reaction conditions.

Synonyms

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

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

poison (third-person singular simple present poisons, present participle poisoning, simple past and past participle poisoned)

  1. (transitive) To use poison to kill or paralyse (somebody).
  2. (transitive) To pollute; to cause to become poisonous.
  3. (transitive) To cause to become much worse.
  4. (transitive) To cause (someone) to hate or to have unfair negative opinions.
  5. (chemistry) To inhibit the catalytic activity of.
  6. (transitive, computing) To place false information into (a cache) as part of an exploit.
    • 2013, Ronald L. Mendell, Investigating Information-based Crimes (page 93)
      In this technique, the hacker poisons the cache to launch malware into Web pages.

Synonyms

  • (to pollute): contaminate, pollute, taint
  • (to cause to become worse): corrupt, taint

Derived terms

Translations

References

  • “poison” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.
  • poison in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

French

Etymology

From Old French, inherited from Latin pōtio, pōtiōnis. Doublet of potion, a borrowing.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pwa.zɔ̃/

Noun

poison m (plural poisons)

  1. poison
    Poisson sans boisson est poison — Fish gotta swim.

Derived terms

  • empoisonner
    • empoisonnement
  • poisonneux

Further reading

  • “poison” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Middle English

Noun

poison

  1. Alternative form of poisoun

Old French

Etymology

From Latin pōtio, pōtiōnis.

Noun

poison f (oblique plural poisons, nominative singular poison, nominative plural poisons)

  1. poison
  2. potion

Descendants

  • Middle English: poisoun
    • English: poison
  • French: poison

Spanish

Etymology

From French poison.

Noun

poison m (plural poísones)

  1. (Louisiana) poison

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to administer a killing substance to.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)