Definition of "poisoning" []

  • The act of killing someone using a poisonous substance (noun)
  • Accidental exposure to a toxic substance (noun)
  • The administration of a poison. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • The state of being poisoned. (noun)
  • Present participle of poison. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "poisoning" in a sentence
  • "The general died after a short illness, but the symptoms, taken as a whole, _bore no resemblance_ to those observed in poisoning with antimony; and but for the alleged discovery after death of tartar emetic in the stomach, _no suspicion of poisoning_ would probably have arisen ...."
  • "In _opium poisoning_ the general condition of the patient is much the same as in poisoning by alcohol."
  • "Ciguatera poisoning is the most frequent nonbacterial food poisoning worldwide. 12 More than 200 species of fish are known to cause ciguatera poisoning, the most common being grouper, red snapper, and barracuda."