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1venom

noun ven·om \ˈve-nəm\

: poison that is produced by an animal (such as a snake) and used to kill or injure another animal usually through biting or stinging

: a very strong feeling of anger or hatred

Full Definition of VENOM

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:  poisonous matter normally secreted by some animals (as snakes, scorpions, or bees) and transmitted to prey or an enemy chiefly by biting or stinging; broadly :  material that is poisonous

Examples of VENOM

  1. She spoke of him with venom in her voice.
  2. He spewed venom against his rival.

Origin of VENOM

Middle English venim, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *venimen, alteration of Latin venenum magic charm, drug, poison; akin to Latin venus love, charm — more at win
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with VENOM

2venom

verb

Definition of VENOM

transitive verb
:  envenom

First Known Use of VENOM

14th century

venom

noun ven·om \ˈven-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VENOM

:  poisonous matter normally secreted by some animals (as snakes, scorpions, or bees) and transmitted to prey or an enemy chiefly by biting or stinging

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