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How to Pronounce poison?

Correct pronunciation for the word "poison" is [pˈɔ͡ɪzən], [pˈɔ‍ɪzən], [p_ˈɔɪ_z_ə_n].

"Poison" in context

A poison is a substance that is dangerous to living organisms, which when absorbed by the body causes certain biological effects. Poison can be in many different forms and be anything from a plant, animal or another chemical. These toxins can be either natural or man-made and can be found in food, water, air, plants, animals and sometimes even clothes. Ingesting poisons can lead to illness, organ damage, coma or even death. Common types of poisons include pesticides, lead, mercury, carbon monoxide, arsenic, cyanide and aflatoxin. While some of these may not be as immediately lethal, their long-term effects can be devastating.

What are similar-sounding words for poison?

Usage over time for poison:

This graph shows how "poison" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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