Definition of envenom in English:

envenom

Syllabification: en·ven·om
Pronunciation: /enˈvenəm
 
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verb

[with object] archaic
  • Put poison on or into; make poisonous.
    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.

Origin

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

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