2. laundromat, launderette, Fr. blanchissage; tub room, laundry room, lavatory; dry cleaner, cleaner and presser; Chinese laundry.
laureate, adj. honored, recognized, lauded, praised, acclaimed, noted; notable, distinguished, renowned, illustrious, famous, famed, well-known.
laurel, n. 1. evergreen tree; mountain laurel, rhododendron.
2. (all of honor) emblem, badge, mark, sign, token.
3. (all of laurel foliage) branch, stem, twig, wreath, garland.
laurels honors, awards, commendations, citations, tributes, honorable mentions; gifts, prizes, trophies, blue ribbons; praises, praise, kudos, extolment, laudation, acclaim, acclamation, Archaic. magnification; glory, honor, distinction, prestige, notability; fame, renown, illustriousness, celebrity, popularity.
lava, n. 1. molten or fluid rock, Geol. magma, panhoehoe; scoria, Geol. ash, Geol. cinders.
2. igneous rock; granite, rhyolite, obsidian, pumice, andesite, basalt.
lavation, n. wash, washing, cleaning, cleansing, lavage, Archaic, laving, bath, bathing, Both Brit. Inf. tub, tubbing. See - wash (def. 9).
lavatory, n. 1. bathroom, washroom, wash-up, Inf. lav; restroom, Sl. donnicker, comfort station, powder room, women's or ladies' room, girls' or little girls' room, men's room, boys' or little boys' room; All Chiefly Brit, water closet, w.c., convenience; toilet, Sl. john, Sl. can, Chiefly Dial, jakes, Naut. head, potty, Brit. Inf. loo; latrine, privy, cloaca, outhouse, backhouse, stool, Chiefly New England, necessary, Brit. Sl. bog.
2. washbowl, washbasin, sink, washstand; washtub, bathtub, tub.
lave, v. 1. bathe, bath, wash, wash up, clean, clean up, scrub up, cleanse, lather, soap, Brit. Inf. tub, Chiefly Scot. dight; deterge, (of clothes) launder, shampoo, Brit. Dial, buck; shower, rinse, flush, douse, douche; foment, sponge, swab, wipe, mop, rub; immerse, submerge, dunk, dip; soak, steep, wet, irrigate, drench, imbue, saturate.
2. (all of a river, sea, etc.) splash, dash, wash against, break against, beat against, thrash against; roll, lap, undulate, surge, swell, wave, ripple; rush, flow, run, sweep.
lavish, adj. 1. generous, unstinting, open-handed, bountiful, liberal, big-hearted, great-hearted, unselfish, princely; extravagant, excessive, wasteful, profligate, squandering, improvident, prodigal, thriftless, intemperate; epicurean, sybaritic, unrestrained, wild.
2. profuse, excessive, fulsome, immoderate, exaggerated; in excess, overmuch, superfluous, redundant, Fr. de trop, unnecessary, surplus, unwarranted, inordinate; effusive, overly emotional, grandiloquent, overdone, Inf. a bit much, overwhelming.
3. limitless, unlimited, myriad, unmeasured, plenty, plenteous, plentiful, abundant, superabundant, copious, ample, Abounding, unstinted, wholesale; luxuriant, opulent, ornate, Byzantine, sumptuous, gorgeous, rich, costly, dear; ostentatious, pretentious, showy, Inf. ritzy, Inf. fancy, Inf high-falutin; imposing, splendid, Inf splashy, Inf. swanky, Inf. swank, Inf. spiff, Inf. jazzy, Inf. toney. - v. 4. heap, pour, shower, spill, be generous with, bestow, give freely, thrust upon; waste, squander, dissipate, drain, exhaust; Inf fling away, Inf. throw away, Inf. run through, spend recklessly, Inf. scatter to the winds.
lavishness, n. 1. generosity, bounty, largess, open-handedness, liberality, munificence; hospitality, unselfishness, big-heartedness, great-heartedness.
My Account / Test History
The difference is that poison gets into your body if you inhale it (breathe it in), ingest it (eat or drink), or touch it. Venom gets into your body if it is injected in, such as through a bite or a sting.
Certain snakes are venomous, because they bite you and inject their venom (although many native English speakers say "poisonous snake"). Scorpions and some spiders are also venomous, because they bite or sting you. There are plants and frogs that are poisonous - you will get sick if you touch them or eat them.
Sometimes people use poison to kill other people - by secretly putting it into their food or drink. When this happens, we say the victim was poisoned.