poisoned

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Poison \Poi"son\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Poisoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Poisoning}.] [Cf. OF. poisonner, F. empoissoner, L. potionare to give to drink. See {Poison}, noun]

1. To put poison upon or into; to infect with poison; as, to poison an arrow; to poison food or drink. "The ingredients of our poisoned chalice." --Shak.

2. To injure or kill by poison; to administer poison to.

If you poison us, do we not die ? --Shak.

3. To taint; to corrupt; to vitiate; as, vice poisons happiness; slander poisoned his mind.

Whispering tongues can poison truth. --Coleridge.


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