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envenom Syllabification: en·ven·om
Pronunciation: /ənˈvenəm/

Definition of envenom in English:


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


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

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