Simple Definition of venom
: 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
Examples of venom in a sentence
She spoke of him with venom in her voice.
He spewed venom against his rival.
Origin and Etymology 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
Definition of venom
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Definition of venom for Students
: poison produced by an animal (as a snake or scorpion) and passed to a victim usually by biting or stinging
Medical Definition of venom
: a toxic substance produced by some animals (as snakes, scorpions, or bees) that is injected into prey or an enemy chiefly by biting or stinging and has an injurious or lethal effect; broadly : a substance that is poisonous
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