empoison

[ em-poi-zuh n ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. employment bureau,
  2. employment equity,
  3. employment exchange,
  4. employment office,
  5. employment tribunal,
  6. empolder,
  7. emporia,
  8. emporium,
  9. empoverish,
  10. empower

Origin of empoison

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

Related formsem·poi·son·ment, nounun·em·poi·soned, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for empoison

empoison

/ (ɪmˈpɔɪzən) /

verb (tr)

rare to embitter or corrupt
Derived Formsempoisonment, noun

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