Poison vs Mithridate - What's the difference?

poison | mithridate |


As nouns the difference between poison and mithridate

is that poison is a substance that is harmful or lethal to a living organism while mithridate is (obsolete) a universal antidote against poison.

As a verb poison

is to use poison to kill or paralyse somebody.

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 ----

    mithridate

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia mithridate) (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A universal antidote against poison
  • Derived terms

    * mithridate cress * mithridate pennywort