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  • nounsubstance that causes harm, death
  • verbcontaminate, pollute

synonyms for poison

  • bacteria
  • contamination
  • germ
  • toxin
  • venom
  • virus
  • Cancer
  • adulteration
  • bane
  • blight
  • contagion
  • corruption
  • infection
  • malignancy
  • miasma
  • toxicant
  • toxoid
  • venin
See also synonyms for: poisoned / poisoning
  • corrupt
  • debase
  • destroy
  • harm
  • infect
  • injure
  • kill
  • stain
  • subvert
  • taint
  • undermine
  • adulterate
  • defile
  • deprave
  • envenom
  • fester
  • murder
  • pervert
  • vitiate
  • warp
  • make ill
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antonyms for poison

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  • blessing
  • sterility
  • antidote
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How to use poison in a sentence

Give him an insoluble problem and he’ll toss you a new way it can be decomposed, poisoned, or healed by a fungus.
THE FUNGAL EVANGELIST WHO WOULD SAVE THE BEES - ISSUE 90: SOMETHING GREENMERLIN SHELDRAKESEPTEMBER 23, 2020NAUTILUS
Inhaling toxic vapors after a spill can poison marine mammals.
WHALE BLOWHOLES DON’T KEEP OUT SEAWATERRASHA ARIDISEPTEMBER 22, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Any research that offers new ways to manage pests without poisons is very exciting, says Arianne Cease.
A SINGLE CHEMICAL MAY DRAW LONELY LOCUSTS INTO A HUNGRY SWARMJONATHAN LAMBERTSEPTEMBER 7, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Mansoor, who had already been targeted by surveillance for many years, was suspicious and didn’t click the poisoned link.
THE MAN WHO BUILT A SPYWARE EMPIRE SAYS IT’S TIME TO COME OUT OF THE SHADOWSBOBBIE JOHNSONAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
That makes it harder to conclude precisely where the newts’ poison comes from, Hanifin argues.
TOXIC GERMS ON ITS SKIN MAKE THIS NEWT DEADLYERIN GARCIA DE JESUSJUNE 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
When animals swallow the poison in low doses, it can cause a tingling or numbness.
TOXIC GERMS ON ITS SKIN MAKE THIS NEWT DEADLYERIN GARCIA DE JESUSJUNE 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Accusing sanitary inspectors of spreading the disease, they sacked the city’s main cholera hospital and called for the death of doctors, who they suspected of poisoning their wells.
EPIDEMICS HAVE OFTEN LED TO DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MINORITIES – THIS TIME IS NO DIFFERENTLGBTQ-EDITORJUNE 9, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
The tobacco plant, as is well known, produces a virulent poison known as Nicotine.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
They affirmed it was an antidote to all poison; that it expelled rheums, sour humours, and obstructions of all kinds.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
He lived in a perpetual fear and danger of discovery; and discovery now was but another name, for poison—prison—death.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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