Definition of envenom in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈvɛnəm/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈvɛnəm/


[with object] archaic
Put poison on or into; make poisonous: figurative tribal rivalries envenom the bitter civil war
More example sentences
  • He must've envenomed them or something like that, since I saw some green liquid besides blood on his shirt.
  • I choked and coughed repeatedly as my body tried to rid itself of the smoke that still envenomed its lungs.
  • Bites are painless, though envenomed people rapidly experience paraesthesia (numbness of the extremities), tightness in the chest, difficulty breathing, weakness and paralysis.
poison, add poison to, spike, lace, contaminate
embitter, make bitter, sour, poison, make rancorous, jaundice, colour, taint;
anger, aggravate, antagonize


Middle English (formerly also as invenom): from Old French envenimer, from en- 'in' + venim 'venom'.

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