Poisoner Poisonous

Poisoning

Meanings and phrases

poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance; toxic condition; intoxication
  2. the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill

alkali poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. poisoning resulting from the ingestion of an alkali compound (as lye or ammonia)

blood poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection; septicemia; septicaemia
E.g.
  • Calvin Jr. died at age 16 from blood poisoning.
  • Late in 1917 Orpen spent two weeks in hospital with blood poisoning.
  • She died in Mexico City of blood poisoning at the age of 44 after undergoing ear surgery.

carbon monoxide poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a toxic condition that results from inhaling and absorbing carbon monoxide gas
E.g.
  • Too much carbon monoxide causes carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • He committed suicide in 1993, dying of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • A well known monoxide is carbon monoxide; see carbon monoxide poisoning.

cyanide poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. poisoning due to ingesting or inhaling cyanide; common in smoke from fires and in industrial chemicals

food poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. illness caused by poisonous or contaminated food; gastrointestinal disorder
E.g.
  • The attack infected 751 people with severe food poisoning.
  • Affected families often believe they are victims of food poisoning.
  • In 1931, Luis Mora's beloved wife, Sonia, died suddenly of food poisoning.

lead poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. toxic condition produced by the absorption of excessive lead into the system; plumbism; saturnism
E.g.
  • The pottery closed in 1926 when Osborne developed lead poisoning.
  • Angle is known as one of the nation's leading researchers on lead poisoning.
  • Without rehabilitation, many raptors will succumb to the symptoms of lead poisoning once affected.

malathion poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a toxic condition caused by inhaling or ingesting the insecticide Malathion

mercury poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. 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
E.g.
  • It is unknown to what extent he may have suffered from mercury poisoning.
  • Mormon prophet Joseph Smith's eldest brother Alvin Smith died in 1823 from mercury poisoning from calomel.
  • They also process gold with mercury, a toxic metal, risking irreversible health damage from mercury poisoning."

mushroom poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. toxic condition caused by eating certain species of mushrooms (especially Amanita species)

naphthalene poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. toxic condition resulting from inhaling or ingesting naphthalene

nicotine poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. toxic condition caused by the ingestion or inhalation of large amounts of nicotine

paraquat poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. poisoning caused by ingestion of paraquat; characterized by progressive damage to the esophagus and liver and kidneys

parathion poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a toxic condition resulting from inhalation or ingestion of the insecticide parathion; characterized by nausea and abdominal pains and headache and convulsions and sweating

pesticide poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. toxic condition resulting from ingesting or inhaling a pesticide

ptomaine poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a term for food poisoning that is no longer in scientific use; food poisoning was once thought to be caused by ingesting ptomaines; ptomaine

salicylate poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. poisoning caused by the excessive ingestion of salicylates (usually aspirin)

monoxide poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • PEDOT cathodes are immune to monoxide poisoning.
  • Too much carbon monoxide causes carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • He committed suicide in 1993, dying of carbon monoxide poisoning.

radiation poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Ataxia can be induced as a result of severe acute radiation poisoning with an absorbed dose of more than 30 grays.
  • His doctor and best friend, Steve Harris, diagnoses him with radiation poisoning and gives Homer three weeks to live.
  • If the astronauts get too much radiation, it increases their lifetime cancer risk and they can get radiation poisoning.

alcohol poisoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Hibbert disagrees and plays a tape from the past of Homer's first alcohol poisoning.
  • She tried to commit suicide with two other girls by alcohol poisoning, but Japanese found them unconscious.
  • In 1997, the Louisiana State University chapter was suspended after one member died from alcohol poisoning.
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