AskDefine | Define poisoning

Dictionary Definition



1 the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance [syn: toxic condition, intoxication]
2 the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The administration of a poison.
  2. The state of being poisoned.


state of being poisoned


  1. present participle of poison

Extensive Definition

Poisoning may mean:
poisoning in German: Vergiftung
poisoning in Dutch: Vergiftiging
poisoning in Polish: Zatrucie
poisoning in Russian: Отравление

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

adulteration, autointoxication, bane, befouling, beheading, blood, blood poisoning, bloodletting, bloodshed, braining, burning, capital punishment, contamination, corruption, crucifixion, dealing death, decapitation, decollation, defenestration, defilement, destruction, destruction of life, dispatch, electrocution, envenoming, ergotism, euthanasia, execution, extermination, festering, flow of blood, food poisoning, fouling, fusillade, garrote, gassing, gore, hanging, hemlock, immolation, infection, intoxication, judicial murder, kill, killing, lapidation, martyrdom, martyrization, mercy killing, milk sickness, misuse, necktie party, perversion, pollution, prostitution, ptomaine poisoning, pyemia, ritual killing, ritual murder, sacrifice, sepsis, septic poisoning, septicemia, septicopyemia, shooting, slaughter, slaying, stoning, strangling, strangulation, suppuration, taking of life, the ax, the block, the chair, the gallows, the gas chamber, the guillotine, the hot seat, the rope, toxemia, venenation, vitiation
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