[ em-poi-zuhn ]
/ ɛmˈpɔɪ zən /
verb (used with object)
to corrupt: to empoison the minds of the young.
to embitter: His own failure has empoisoned him.
Archaic. to poison.
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OTHER WORDS FROM empoisonem·poi·son·ment, nounun·em·poi·soned, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for empoison
And at the siege of Grave the chivalry of Brabant made a similar use of carrion to empoison the garrison into a surrender.Military Manners and Customs|James Anson Farrer
One doth not know / How much an ill word may empoison liking.
British Dictionary definitions for empoison
/ (ɪmˈpɔɪzən) /
Derived forms of empoisonempoisonment, noun
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