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Meaning of ENVENOM

Pronunciation:  en'venum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  add poison to; "Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her"
  2. [v]  cause to be bitter or resentful; "These injustices embittered her even more"

ENVENOM is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: acerbate, embitter, poison
 See Also: alter, change, resent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\En*ven"om\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Envenomed}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Envenoming}.] [OE. envenimen, F. envenimer; pref. en-
(L. in) + F. venin poison. See {Venom}.]
1. To taint or impregnate with venom, or any substance
   noxious to life; to poison; to render dangerous or deadly
   by poison, as food, drink, a weapon; as, envenomed meat,
   wine, or arrow; also, to poison (a person) by impregnating
   with venom.

         Alcides . . . felt the envenomed robe. --Milton.

         O, what a world is this, when what is comely
         Envenoms him that bears it!           --Shak.

2. To taint or impregnate with bitterness, malice, or hatred;
   to imbue as with venom; to imbitter.

         The envenomed tongue of calumny.      --Smollett.

         On the question of slavery opinion has of late years
         been peculiarly envenomed.            --Sir G. C.

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