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Definitions of poisoning

  1. the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. killing by the administration of poison Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. of Poison Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A condition or physical state produced by the ingestion, injection or inhalation of, or exposure to a deleterious agent. Medical Dictionary DB
  6. 1. The administering of poison. 2 Mixing poison with. 3. The state of being poisoned. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7. The act of giving poison to, or of injuring or killing by poison. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. The art of applying a poisonous substance to any of the textures in a dose capable of occasioning more or less serious symptoms. Rigorously speaking, therefore, if a physician, in treating any case, employs a deleterious medicine in a small dose, which, owing to particular circumstances, produces unpleasant symptoms, he may be said to have poisoned. The term is, however, generally restricted to poisoning by design. Poisoning has also been used, by a few, to denote the series of symptoms resembling those produced by certain poisons, which occasionally follow the use of substances that are generally innoxious. Overloading the stomach with indigestible food, has, for example, given occasion to symptoms resembling those produced by a narcotic poison, and the effect has been termed poisoning. Secret poisoning was, at one time, practised as an art. It consisted in administering medicines, which should act as slow poisons, and gradually undermine the strength and life. Its agency was far from being so extensive as was imagined. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  9. The act of administering a poison in such an amount or manner as to produce its specific poisonous effect. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  10. The condition produced by a poison. Appleton's medical dictionary.

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