American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To fill with venom; embitter.
- v. Archaic To poison.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To poison; affect with or as if with poison; act noxiously upon; embitter.
- n. obsolete poison
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To poison; to impoison.
- n. obsolete Poison.
- From Middle French empoisonner, from poison. (Wiktionary)
“That these disdaineous females and this ferocious old woman are placed here by the administration, not only to empoison the voyagers, but to affront them!”
“Of this venom the Jews had let seek of one of their friends for to empoison all Christianity, as I have heard them say in their confession before their dying: but thanked be Almighty God! they failed of their purpose; but always they make great mortality of people.”
“The pest killeth but the bodies, but such abominable imposters empoison our very souls.”
“Upon this Antipater, his son, had great desire to come to the realm, and was accused that he had made ready venom for to empoison his father, for a maid, a servant, afterward showed the same venom to the king, wherefore he did do put his son Antipater in prison.”
“In conclusion, hoping to prevent any rapprochement between her and the regent, he warned her that Albany would most certainly be king if the king were not well guarded, "for the Frenchmen can empoison one, and yet he shall not die for a year after.”
“Mlle. Brimborion remembered that she had always warned "Mr. Jack" that this woman would "empoison" him.”
“My fantasies and speculations cannot injure you, my brother; your whiskey shall not empoison me.”
“O miseries upon miseries with which my days are depressed, distracted, empoison - ed, I will complain of you no longer!”
“a district where there are hunters or warriors wishing to empoison and make more deadly their shafts.”
“Yes, yes, let us go,' said my father, almost wild; 'this is not true -- cannot be true; I wish to hear nothing further; my reason would give way; frightful suspicions would arise in my mind, empoison the few days remaining for me to live, and nothing could console me for such an abominable discovery!”
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