Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of poisoning; venomous.
  • Capable of being poisoned.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Capable of poisoning; poisonous.
  • adjective Capable of being poisoned.

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  • adjective Capable of being poisoned.
  • adjective obsolete poisonous

Etymologies

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poison +‎ -able

Examples

  • I wished my selfe the swiftnes of _Atalanta_, beeing but young and vnarmed, no way able to encounter with such a poisonable force, and perceiuing his blacke infectious breath smoaking out at his mouth.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • John Leslie put it, "with venom very poisonable and deadly ... soaked out of Luther and other archheretics," he returned to find the martyr's crown in his native land.

    The Age of the Reformation

  • The odd thing was how she never doubted that, properly handled, his passion was poisonable; what had happened was that he had cannily selected a partner with no poison to distil.

    In the Cage

  • The truth is, my beloved, our spirits and minds are infected with a poisonable humour, fleshly passions and lusts are predominant naturally; and, as in them that are in a fever, their organs being distempered with a bitter unsavoury humour, the pleasantest things seem unsavoury, because not suitable to that predominant humour, even so it is with you by nature.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • He hath taken away the poisonable ingredient of the curse, that it can no more hurt them that are in him, and so it is not now vested with that piercing and wounding notion of punishment.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • Thus, if we were wise, we might extract gold out of the dunghill, and suck honey out of the most poisonable weed.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • Truly this malignant and poisonable humour is so subtile that it hath insinuated itself into all the parts and powers of the soul, and steals in without observation into all our thoughts, purposes, affections, ways, and courses.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • This puts a poisonable and destructive virtue in the sting of sin, for it is the sentence of God’s law, and the justice and righteousness of God, that hath made so inseparable a connection between sin and death.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • The terrors of God are like poisonable arrows sunk into Job’s spirit, and drinking up all the moisture of them.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • Indeed this root of bitterness, which is in all men’s hearts by nature, is very hard to pluck up, yea, when other weeds of corruption are extirpated this poisonable one, pride groweth the faster, and roots the deeper.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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