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empoison

[em-poi-zuh n] /ɛmˈpɔɪ zən/
verb (used with object)
1.
to corrupt:
to empoison the minds of the young.
2.
to embitter:
His own failure has empoisoned him.
3.
Archaic. to poison.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English empoysonen < Old French empoisoner. See em-1, poison
Related forms
empoisonment, noun
unempoisoned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for empoison

empoison

/ɪmˈpɔɪzən/
verb (transitive)
1.
(rare) to embitter or corrupt
2.
an archaic word for poison (sense 6), poison (sense 7), poison (sense 8), poison (sense 9)
Derived Forms
empoisonment, noun
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