Poison vs Canker - What's the difference?

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Poison is a synonym of canker.


In lang=en terms the difference between poison and canker

is that poison is to cause someone to hate or to have unfair negative opinions while canker is to waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral.

As nouns the difference between poison and canker

is that poison is a substance that is harmful or lethal to a living organism while canker is (botany) a plant disease marked by gradual decay.

As verbs the difference between poison and canker

is that poison is to use poison to kill or paralyse somebody while canker is to affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.

poison

English

(wikipedia poison)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A substance that is harmful or lethal to a living organism.
  • We used a poison to kill the weeds.
  • Something that harms a person or thing.
  • Gossip is a malicious poison .
  • (informal) A drink; liquor.
  • - What's your poison ?
    - I'll have a glass of whisky.

    Synonyms

    * (substance that is harmful) atter, bane, contaminant, pollutant, toxin, venom

    Derived terms

    * poison gas * poison hemlock * poison ivy * poison oak * poison-pen letter * poison pill * poison sumac * poisoner * poisoning * poisonous * poisonwood * rat poison * what's your poison

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To use poison to kill or paralyse somebody
  • The assassin poisoned the king.
  • To pollute; to cause some part of the environment to become poisonous
  • That factory is poisoning the river.
  • To cause something to become much worse
  • Suspicion will poison their relationship.
    He poisoned the mood in the room with his non-stop criticism.
  • To cause someone to hate or to have unfair negative opinions
  • She's poisoned him against all his old friends.

    Synonyms

    * (to pollute) contaminate, pollute, taint * (to cause to become worse) corrupt, taint

    Derived terms

    * lead poisoning * poisoned chalice * radiation poisoning

    References

    * * 1000 English basic words ----

    canker

    English

    Noun

  • (botany) A plant disease marked by gradual decay.
  • A corroding or sloughing ulcer; especially a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth.
  • Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroys.
  • * Temple
  • the cankers of envy and faction
  • A kind of wild rose; the dog rose.
  • * Shakespeare
  • To put down Richard, that sweet lovely rose, / And plant this thorn, this canker , Bolingbroke.
  • An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse's foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths. Usually resulting from neglected thrush.
  • An avian disease affecting doves, poultry, parrots and birds of prey, caused by Trichomonas gallinae .
  • An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse's foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths; usually resulting from neglected thrush.
  • Synonyms

    * water canker, canker of the mouth, noma * (bird disease) avian trichomoniasis, roup * (hawk disease) frounce

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.
  • * 1849 , , In Memoriam , 26:
  • Still onward winds the dreary way; / I with it; for I long to prove / No lapse of moons can canker Love, / Whatever fickle tongues may say.
  • To infect or pollute; to corrupt.
  • To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral.
  • To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.
  • References

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