1. (toxin) 
a. el veneno (M) 
The queen always carried a vial of poison with her.La reina siempre llevaba un frasco de veneno consigo.
transitive verb
2. (to give poison to) 
a. envenenar 
She poisoned him with arsenic.Lo envenenó con arsénico.
b. intoxicar 
There is a chemical in the drinking water that is slowly poisoning everyone in town. Hay un químico en el agua potable que está intoxicando lentamente a todos en la ciudad.
3. (to pollute) 
The fertilizer plant is poisoning the stream with its effluents.La planta de fertilizantes está contaminando el río con sus aguas residuales.
4. (to corrupt) 
a. corromper 
The cult leader poisoned the minds of dozens of people before he was stopped. El líder de la secta corrompió las mentes de docenas de personas antes de ser detenido.
1. (general) 
a. el veneno (M) 
2. (colloquial) 
a. no direct translation 
what's your poison?¿qué tomas?
poison gasgas tóxico
poison ivyzumaque m
poison pen letteranónimo malicioso
transitive verb
3. (person, food; intentionally) 
a. envenenar 
4. (accidentally) 
a. intoxicar 
to poison somebody's mind (against somebody)enemistar or encizañar a alguien (con alguien)
5. (pollute) 
a. contaminar 
poison [ˈpɔɪzn]
veneno (m)
to die of poison morir envenenado; to take poison envenenarse; they hate each other like poison se odian a muerte
what's your poison? ¿qué toma?
transitive verb
1 envenenar; (chemically) intoxicar
the wells were poisoned habían echado sustancias tóxicas a los pozos
2 envenenar; emponzoñar
to poison sb's mind (against sth/sb) envenenar la mente de algn (contra algo/algn); a poisoned chalice especially (Britain) un arma de doble filo
Some people even claimed that the president appointed his former rival only in the belief that he was giving him a poisoned chalice and that he would not last more than a year He was aware what a potentially poisoned chalice it was to ask anybody to marry the heir to the throne The contract may yet prove to be a poisoned chalice
poison gas (n) gas (m) tóxico
poison ivy (n) (plant) hiedra (f) venenosa; (rash) urticaria (f)
poison oak (n) (plant) zumaque (m) venenoso; (loosely)
poison ivy See culture box in entry poison.
He is believed to have hatched the break-up scheme as a poison pill against a major onslaught by Hanson Kodak could get a multibillion-dollar bill for damages — a fact that has acted as a poison pill, discouraging takeover attempts The problem is that once most poison pills are adopted, they survive forever
poison pen letter (n) anónimo (m) ofensivo
Phrases with "poison"
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poison ivy
la hiedra venenosa
people are poison
las personas son veneno
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