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Meaning of empoison

em•poi•son

Pronunciation: (em-poi'zun), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to corrupt: to empoison the minds of the young.
  2. to embitter: His own failure has empoisoned him.
  3. to poison.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.