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Definition of Poisoning

Babylon English

act of injuring or killing with a toxin; state of being contaminated with a toxin
kill or injure with toxin, give poison; have bad or damaging influence on; corrupt
Poisoning Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Poison
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 blood poisoning 
 lead poisoning 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Gwenwynad = n. a poisoning
WordNet 2.0

1. the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
(synonym) toxic condition, intoxication
(hypernym) physiological state, physiological condition
(hyponym) alkali poisoning
2. the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill
(hypernym) killing, kill, putting to death
(hyponym) gassing
(derivation) poison

1. any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
(synonym) poisonous substance
(hypernym) substance, matter
(hyponym) atropine
(derivation) envenom
2. anything that harms or destroys; "the poison of fascism"
(hypernym) destructiveness

1. spoil as if by poison; "poison someone's mind"; "poison the atmosphere in the office"
(hypernym) corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect
2. kill by its poison; "This mushrooms can kill"
(hypernym) kill
(derivation) poisonous substance
3. kill with poison; "She poisoned her husband"
(hypernym) kill
(derivation) poisonous substance
4. add poison to; "Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her"
(synonym) envenom
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
(derivation) poisonous substance
5. administer poison to; "She poisoned her husband but he did not die"
(hypernym) drug, dose
(hyponym) intoxicate
(derivation) poisoning
Poisoning Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In the context of biology, poisons are substances that cause disturbances to organisms, usually by chemical reaction or other activity on the molecular scale, when a sufficient quantity is absorbed by an organism. The fields of medicine (particularly veterinary) and zoology often distinguish a poison from a toxin, and from a venom. Toxins are poisons produced by some biological function in nature, and venoms are usually defined as toxins that are injected by a bite or sting to cause their effect, while other poisons are generally defined as substances absorbed through epithelial linings such as the skin or gut.

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Poisoning Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
Taking a substance which is injurious to health or can cause death. Poisoning is still a major hazard to children despite child-resistant (and sometimes adult-resistant) packaging and dose-limits per container. Please see MedicineNet's Poison Control Centers.