Poison, leaven, virus, venom, toxin, microbe, germ, bacillus, miasma, mephitis, malaria, pest, rust, canker, cancer, canker-worm.
Hemlock, hellebore, night-shade, henbane, aconite, upastree.
Science of poisons, Toxicology.
3. Contingent Subservience
Safeguard, guard, guardianship, chaperonage, protection, tutelage, wardship, wardenship, safe - conduct, escort, convoy, garrison.
Watch, watch and ward, sentinel, scout, watchman, patrol, vedette, picket, bivouac.
Watch-dog, bandog, Cerberus.
Protector, guardian, guard, defender, warden, warder, preserver, chaperon, tutelary saint, guardian angel; see Defence 717.
Custody, safe-keeping 751.
Precaution, quarantine; insurance, assurance; cover.
(Verbs). To be safe, etc.
(Phrases). To save one's bacon; to light upon one's feet; weather the storm; to make assurance doubly sure; to take no chances.
To render safe, etc., to protect, guard, shield, shelter, flank, cover, screen, shroud, ensconce, ward, secure, fence, hedge in, entrench, house, nestle.
To defend, forfend, escort, convoy, garrison, mount guard, patrol, chaperon, picket.
(Phrase). To play gooseberry.
(Adjectives). Safe, in safety, in security, secure, sure, protected, guarded, etc., snug, scatheless, seaworthy.
Defensible, tenable; insurable.
Invulnerable, unassailable, unattackable, impregnable, inexpugnable.
Protecting, etc., guardian, tutelary.
Unthreatened, unmolested, unharmed, harmless, unhazarded.
(Phrases). Out of harm's way; under lock and key; on sure ground; under cover; under the shadow of one's wing; the coast being clear; the danger being past; out of the wood; proof against.
(Interjections). All's well! salva est res!
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