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Poison, vb. to infect, injure, or kill with poison; absol.: H6C I, 4, 112. Cor. III, 1, 88. Rom. III, 2, 46. Hml. III, 2, 244. Lr. III, 6, 70 (tooth that --s). Transitively: Lucr. 1072. Lucr. 1072 Lucr. 1072 Sonn. 114, 13. 118, 14. Compl. 301. Merch. III, 1, 68. All's III, 5, 87. Wint. III, 2, 161. John V, 6, 23. V, 7, 35. R2 III, 2, 159. H4A I, 3, 233. H5 IV, 1, 268. Tit. III, 2, 73. Mcb. I, 7, 11. IV, 1, 5. Hml. III, 2, 272. IV, 1, 43. V, 2, 303. V, 2, 303 V, 2, 303 Lr. V, 3, 227. Lr. V, 3, 227 Ant. III, 13, 160. V, 2, 343. Cymb. I, 6, 126. V, 5, 156. V, 5, 156 Per. IV, 4, 10. Metaphorically, == to taint, to corrupt: “thou wouldst have --ed good Camillo's honour,” Wint. III, 2, 189. “my valour's --ed,” Cor. I, 10, 17. “whose welcome had --ed mine,” Lr. II, 4, 39. “p. his delight,” Oth. I, 1, 68. “p. this young maid's affections,” I, 3, 112. “--ed hours,” Ant. II, 2, 90. == to destroy: “plodding --s up the nimble spirits in the arteries,” LLL IV, 3, 305 (most M. Edd. prisons). “boiling choler chokes the hollow passage of my --ed voice,” H6A V, 4, 121. “that we have been familiar, ingrate forgetfulness shall p.” Cor. V, 2, 92. “that bare vowel I shall p. more than the death-darting eye of cockatrice,” Rom. III, 2, 46. “the object --s sight,” Oth. V, 2, 364. cf. Empoison.
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