1. [syn: poisoning, toxic condition, intoxication]
2. the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Poison \Poi"son\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poisoned; p. pr. & vb.
n. Poisoning.] [Cf. OF. poisonner, F. empoissoner, L.
potionare to give to drink. See Poison, n.]
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic
substance [syn: poisoning, toxic condition,
2: the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the
intent to kill
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
83 Moby Thesaurus words for "poisoning":
adulteration, autointoxication, bane, befouling, beheading, blood,
blood poisoning, bloodletting, bloodshed, braining, burning,
capital punishment, contamination, corruption, crucifixion,
dealing death, decapitation, decollation, defenestration,
defilement, destruction, destruction of life, dispatch,
electrocution, envenoming, ergotism, euthanasia, execution,
extermination, festering, flow of blood, food poisoning, fouling,
fusillade, garrote, gassing, gore, hanging, hemlock, immolation,
infection, intoxication, judicial murder, kill, killing,
lapidation, martyrdom, martyrization, mercy killing, milk sickness,
misuse, necktie party, perversion, pollution, prostitution,
ptomaine poisoning, pyemia, ritual killing, ritual murder,
sacrifice, sepsis, septic poisoning, septicemia, septicopyemia,
shooting, slaughter, slaying, stoning, strangling, strangulation,
suppuration, taking of life, the ax, the block, the chair,
the gallows, the gas chamber, the guillotine, the hot seat,
the rope, toxemia, venenation, vitiation