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1. A substance that causes injury, illness, or death; especially, by chemical means.
2. Something destructive or fatal. 3. In chemistry and/or physics: a substance that inhibits another substance or a reaction: a catalyst poison.
4. Etymology: a Latin word that passed through Vulgar Latin into Old French in the form of poison.

This word meant “beverage”, “liquid dose”, and also “poison beverage, poison”.

A deadly potion", from Old French puison (12th century), "a drink", later "a potion, poisonous drink" (14th century); from Latin potionem, "a drink"; also "poisonous drink," from potare, "to drink".

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(Greek: 1. Io, daughter of the river god, Inachus. 2. An arrow; poison, rust)
(Greek: medical drug, medicine; poison)
(Latin: poison)
(Latin: poison)