Definition for EM-POIS'ON

EM-POIS'ON, v.t. [s as z. Fr. empoisonner. See Poison.]

  1. To poison; to administer poison to; to destroy or endanger life by giving or causing to be taken into the stomach any noxious drug or preparation. Sidney. Bacon. [In this sense, poison is generally used; but empoison may be used, especially in poetry.]
  2. To taint with poison or venom; to render noxious or deleterious by an admixture of poisonous substance. [This may be used, especially in poetry.]
  3. To imbitter; to deprive of sweetness; as, to empoison the joys and pleasures of life.

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