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Definition of poisoning noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the fact or state of having swallowed or absorbed poison a series of deaths caused by carbon monoxide poisoning At least 10,000 children are involved in accidental poisonings every year.
  2. 2the act of killing or harming someone or something by giving them poison The police suspected poisoning. The rats were controlled by poisoning. see also blood poisoning, food poisoning
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