Definitions of poisoning
  1. noun
    the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill
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    the deliberate act of poisoning some person or animal with gas
    type of:
    kill, killing, putting to death
    the act of terminating a life
  2. noun
    the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
    synonyms: intoxication, toxic condition
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    alkali poisoning
    poisoning resulting from the ingestion of an alkali compound (as lye or ammonia)
    caffeine intoxication, caffeinism
    poisoning resulting from excessive intake of caffeine containing products
    carbon monoxide poisoning
    a toxic condition that results from inhaling and absorbing carbon monoxide gas
    cyanide poisoning
    poisoning due to ingesting or inhaling cyanide; common in smoke from fires and in industrial chemicals
    poisoning by ingestion of ergot-infected grain products; characterized by thirst and diarrhea and nausea and cramping and vomiting and abnormal cardiac rhythms; in severe cases it can cause seizures and gangrene of the limbs
    mercury poisoning
    a toxic condition caused by ingesting or inhaling mercury; acute mercury poisoning causes a metallic taste and vomiting and diarrhea and kidney problems that may lead to death
    naphthalene poisoning
    toxic condition resulting from inhaling or ingesting naphthalene
    nicotine poisoning
    toxic condition caused by the ingestion or inhalation of large amounts of nicotine
    poisoning by snake venom
    paraquat poisoning
    poisoning caused by ingestion of paraquat; characterized by progressive damage to the esophagus and liver and kidneys
    pesticide poisoning
    toxic condition resulting from ingesting or inhaling a pesticide
    salicylate poisoning
    poisoning caused by the excessive ingestion of salicylates (usually aspirin)
    malathion poisoning
    a toxic condition caused by inhaling or ingesting the insecticide Malathion
    Minamata disease
    a form of mercury poisoning among people who ate fish from mercury-contaminated waters of Minamata Bay off Japan in the 1950s; characterized by severe neurological degeneration
    parathion poisoning
    a toxic condition resulting from inhalation or ingestion of the insecticide parathion; characterized by nausea and abdominal pains and headache and convulsions and sweating
    type of:
    physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state
    the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
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