empoison

[ 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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Origin of empoison

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

OTHER WORDS FROM empoison

em·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 forms of empoison

empoisonment, noun
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