verb[with object] Zoology & Medicine
(Of a snake, scorpion, spider, or insect) poison by biting or stinging.
- Viperid snakes strike, envenomate, and release mammalian prey to prevent being harmed by the prey; snakes must then track prey in the process of strike-induced chemosensory searching.
- ‘It's one of those snakes that, if it bites and envenomates you, you can certainly die,’ he said.
- The second contact left me sick for 2 weeks, envenomated.
- Example sentences
- Local symptoms of nematocyst envenomation from jellyfish stings include burning pain, erythema, edema, urticaria, and bullae formation, all of which can progress to skin necrosis.
- Immediately life-threatening conditions such as hypotension or shock occur in only about 7 percent of envenomations.
- For any eastern coral snake bite with possible envenomation, three to five vials of Antivenin should be administered immediately.
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