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British English: /ˈpɔɪz(ə)n/
American English: /ˈpɔɪz(ə)n/

Translation of poison in French:


  • 1 [literal] [figurative] to take poison
  • 2 [informal] [dated] (drink)what's your poison?
    qu'est-ce que tu bois?
    tu te soûles à quoi? [informal]

transitive verb

  • (person)
    empoisonner (person, animal) (with avec)
    (lead, chemical fumes)
    (make poisonous) empoisonner (dart, arrowtip)
    mettre du poison dans (foodstuffs, water)
    (Ecology) (contaminate) empoisonner (environment, air, rivers) (with avec)
    [figurative] (damage) empoisonner (relationship, life)
    to have a poisoned finger/toe
    avoir une infection au doigt/à l'orteil
    to poison somebody's mind
    corrompre l'esprit de quelqu'un
    they've poisoned his mind against his family
    ils l'ont dressé contre sa famille


to hate somebody like poison

avoir quelqu'un en horreur
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