poison

Save
1 poison /ˈpoɪzn̩/ noun
plural poisons
1 poison
/ˈpoɪzn̩/
noun
plural poisons
Learner's definition of POISON
: a substance that can cause people or animals to die or to become very sick if it gets into their bodies especially by being swallowed
[noncount]
[count]
: something (such as an idea, emotion, or situation) that is very harmful or unpleasant
[noncount]
[count]

what's your poison?

informal + old-fashioned
used to ask what kind of alcoholic drink someone wants to be served
2 poison /ˈpoɪzn̩/ verb
poisons; poisoned; poisoning
2 poison
/ˈpoɪzn̩/
verb
poisons; poisoned; poisoning
Learner's definition of POISON
[+ object]
: to cause (a person or animal) to die or to become very sick with poison
: to put a harmful or deadly substance in or on (something)
: to change (something) in a very harmful or unpleasant way

poisoned chalice

see chalice

— poisoner

/ˈpoɪzn̩nɚ/ noun, plural poisoners [count]

— poisoning

noun, plural poisonings
[noncount]
[count] see also blood poisoning, food poisoning
Comments & Questions
Comments & Questions
What made you want to look up poison? Include any comments and questions you have about this word.