empoison

[ em-poi-zuhn ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to corrupt: to empoison the minds of the young.

  2. to embitter: His own failure has empoisoned him.

  1. Archaic. to poison.

Origin of empoison

1
1275–1325; Middle English empoysonen<Old French empoisoner.See em-1, poison

Other words from empoison

  • em·poi·son·ment, noun
  • un·em·poi·soned, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for empoison

empoison

/ (ɪmˈpɔɪzən) /


verb(tr)
  1. rare to embitter or corrupt

Derived forms of empoison

  • empoisonment, noun

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