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2‘Marianne would waste no time in spreading her poison’
malice, maliciousness, ill will, hate, malevolence, malignity, malignancy, balefulness, embitterment, embitteredness, spite, spitefulness, venom, acrimony, acrimoniousness, rancour
bad influence, blight, bane, contagion, cancer, canker, corruption, pollution
1‘her stepmother poisoned her’
administer poison to, give poison to
2‘a blackmailer had been poisoning baby foods’
contaminate, put poison in, adulterate, tamper with, spike, lace, doctor
3‘the Amazon basin is being poisoned by mercury’
pollute, contaminate, taint, foul, befoul, dirty, blight, spoil
4‘his mind was poisoned against her’
prejudice, bias, jaundice, colour, embitter, sour, envenom, warp, corrupt, subvert
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