3. depress, dispirit, let down, lower the spirits, discourage, dishearten; puncture, plunge into despair, puncture or prick one's balloon, take the wind out of one's sails, rain on one's parade; dash, knock down, sink, SI.bring down; humble, mortify, humiliate, bring down from one's high horse,
deflect, v. 1. turn aside, diverge, shy, incline; avert, shunt, sidetrack, turn away, divagate, divaricate; bend, swerve, curve, crook, twist, flex, buckle; refract, divert, switch, glance off.
2. (usu. in a nautical sense) shift, jibe, jib, gybe, gibe, alter course, change direction; yaw, deviate, sheer, veer, tack, go about, wear; slew, slue, wheel round, swing, sweep; cant, heel, warp, tilt, bear down, edge, bear off, sidle,
deflection, n. 1. deviation, declination, divagation, divarication, Aeron. drift; divergence, diversion, swerve, bend, curve, crook, twist; refraction, flection, deflexure, refringence. .
2. (usu. in a nautical sense) jibe, gybe, yaw, shift, sheer; slew, slue, round, swing, sweep; veer, tack, wear, cant, tilt, heel, warp,
deflower, v. 1. violate, rape, ravish, molest, take, steal [s.o.'s] maidenhead, deprive of virginity, Obs. devirginate, Obs. constuprate, Obs. stuprate; force, attack, assault, abuse; Euph. take advantage of, Euph. have one's way with, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, mistreat; debauch, seduce, corrupt, pervert, dishonor.
2. despoil, spoil, mar, harm; desecrate, defile, outrage.
deform, v. 1. disfigure, mar, uglify, deface, distort, contort, malform, misshape; twist, bend, gnarl, warp, mutilate; cripple, mangle, maim, damage, hurt.
2. metamorphose, transform, transmogrify, change the form of.
deformed, adj. 1. misshapen, malformed, distorted, ill-proportioned, misproportioned; irregular, unnatural, grotesque; contorted, curved, awry, askew, crooked, gnarled; crippled, lame, humpbacked, hunchbacked, Pathol, kyphotic, bowlegged, bandylegged, knock-kneed, clubfooted, splayfooted, taliped, snub-nosed; stumpy, stunted, dwarfed.
2. hateful, vile, depraved, loathsome, gross; offensive, repulsive, revolting; hideous, monstrous, ugly, unsightly; warped, twisted, perverted,
deformity, n. 1. deformation, disfigurement, malformation, misshapenness, defacement, distortion, disfiguration; contortion, crookedness, twisting, Pathol, kyphosis, warp; ugliness, unsightliness, eyesore, blemish, imperfection; monstrosity, abortion.
2. hatefulness, depravity, vileness, grossness; loathsomeness, repulsiveness, offensiveness,
defraud, v. cheat, rook, victimize, chouse, skin, fleece, bilk, swindle; steal a march on, cog, SI.take, SI. snooker; fool, cozen, dupe, delude, take in, throw dust in the eyes of, pull the wool over the eyes of, Inf. slip or pass [s.t.] over on; hoodwink, trick, bamboozle, outwit, overreach; humbug, gammon, bluff, juggle, Inf. flimflam; pass off, palm off, impose upon, pull a fast one on, Inf. throw a curve, take for a ride, Inf. rope [s.o.] in; mislead, misguide, misinform, Inf. fast-talk, Inf. flam, Inf. hype, Inf. jive, SI.con, SI.sucker in.
defray, v. pay for, bear the expense or cost, stand the cost, Inf. foot the bill, Inf. pick up the check or tab; pay off, Inf. pay up, settle, square, discharge, liquidate, clear, Finance, amortize,
defrayal, n. payment, defrayment, discharge, settlement, clearance, liquidation, Finance, amortization,
deft, adj. 1. dexterous, ambidextrous, adroit, handy, neat, Brit. Dial, feat; nimble, light, agile, active, quick, rapid, brisk, swift, lively; skillful, skilled, adept, proficient, facile, ready, experienced, Fr. au fait.
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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.