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