Empoison meaning

ĕm-poizən
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To fill with venom; embitter.
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(archaic) To poison.
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(archaic) To make poisonous; taint or corrupt.
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To embitter; envenom.
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1600, Edward Fairfax, The Jerusalem Delivered of Tasso, X, lxv.

She, with sweet words and false enticing smiles,Infused love among the dainties set,

And with empoison'd cups our souls beguiles,And made each knight himself and God forget.

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1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.13.

In Cæsars civill warres, Lutius Domitius taken in Prussia, having empoysoned himselfe, did afterward rue and repent his deede.

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(obsolete) Poison.

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Origin of empoison

  • From Middle French empoisonner, from poison.

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