2. make harmless, scotch, make incapable orineffective, paralyze, choke up; unman, disarm, emasculate, take the teeth out of; tie the hands of, clip the wings of, pull the rug out from under; enfeeble, weaken, enervate, debilitate.
3. disqualify, invalidate, disenable.
disabuse, v. undeceive, disillusion, disillusionize, unbeguile, disenchant; open the eyes of, wake [s.o.] up, clue [s.o.] in, make [s.o.] see the light; set straight, set right, correct; burst [s.o.'s] bubble, shatter [s.o.'sj illusions, make [s.o.] see the real world.
disadvantage, n.1. disadvantageousness, deprivation, privation, loss, lack, Archaic, discommodity; drawback, liability, handicap, weakness, weak spot, flaw, defect, fault, minus; inconvenience, trouble, pain in the neck; stumbling block, impediment, obstacle, hindrance, barrier, hurdle.
2. prejudice, disservice; detriment, harm, damage, injury, mischief.
3. at a disadvantage with one arm tied, behind the eightball; in a tight spot, cornered, in a corner, boxed in, between a rock and a hard place, between Scylla and Charybdis; up a tree, at bay.
disadvantageous, adj.1. unfavorable, inopportune, inauspicious, unpropitious; unseasonable, ill-timed, ill-starred; unfortunate, unlucky, hapless; inconvenient, discommodious, troublesome, bothersome, annoying, obnoxious, offensive; burdensome, onerous, awkward.
2. inadvisable, inexpedient, injudicious, imprudent, unwise.
3. detrimental, deleterious, baleful, harmful, hurtful, injurious; damaging, destructive, disastrous, calamitous; noxious, unhealthy, pernicious, poisonous, baneful.
disaffect, v. alienate, estrange, divide, disunite, come between; antagonize, set against, set at odds or variance; anger, incense, provoke, heat up, Chiefly U.S.
rile, madden, infuriate, enrage; exacerbate, aggravate, embitter, envenom.
disaffected, adj.alienated, estranged, divided, disunited, separated, torn; implacable, irreconcilable, inexorable; bitter, vindictive, revengeful, spiteful; hostile, antagonistic, inimical, antipathetic, unfriendly, averse; dissatisfied, discontented, disgruntled, displeased, Inf.fed up; seditious, mutinous, rebellious, up in arms.
disaffection, n.alienation, estrangement, separation, division, disunion; disloyalty, infidelity, inconstancy, unfaithfulness, unsteadfastness; hostility, antagonism, antipathy, enmity, animosity, ill will, bad blood; anger, dudgeon, high dudgeon, spleen, rancor, bitterness; resentment, umbrage, offense, pique; dissatisfaction, discontentment, displeasure, disapproval, disapprobation; aversion, dislike, disinclination, disfavor, disgust, abhorrence, repugnance, loathing.
disagree, v. 1. differ, fail to agree, disaccord, be at variance, be at odds; think differently, stand in opposition, stand in opposite corners, diverge, deviate; part company, go separate ways, have a difference of opinion.
2. conflict, oppose, clash; contrast, vary, be dissimilar, be unlike, be different; contradict, run counter to, counter, contravene.
3. altercate, argue, quarrel, dispute, spar, have words, fall out; bicker, spat, tiff; quibble, squabble, wrangle; debate, dissent, contend, take issue with, contest, object, Scot.
4. offend, sicken, nauseate; disturb, trouble, bother, discommode, jar, interfere.
disagreeable, adj.1. unpleasant, unpleasing, displeasing, distasteful; nauseating, nauseous, sickening, unpalatable, unsavory; disgusting, noisome, SI.
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.