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venomous

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adjective ven·om·ous \ˈve-nə-məs\

Simple Definition of venomous

  • : capable of putting poison or venom into another animal's body usually by biting or stinging it

  • : containing venom

  • : expressing very strong hatred or anger

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of venomous

  1. 1 :  full of venom: as a :  poisonous, envenomed b :  noxious, pernicious <expose a venomous dope ring — Don Porter> c :  spiteful, malevolent <venomous criticism>

  2. 2 :  having a venom-producing gland and able to inflict a poisoned wound <venomous snakes>

venomously adverb
venomousness noun

Examples of venomous in a sentence

  1. The cobra is a venomous snake.

  2. a venomous attack on his character



14th Century

First Known Use of venomous

14th century


VENOMOUS Defined for Kids

venomous

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adjective ven·om·ous \ˈve-nə-məs\

Definition of venomous for Students

  1. :  having or producing venom :  poisonous <venomous snakes>




Medical Dictionary

venomous

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adjective ven·om·ous \ˈven-ə-məs\

Medical Definition of venomous

  1. 1:  poisonous

  2. 2:  producing venom in a specialized gland and capable of inflicting injury or death <the vipers, pit vipers, and coral snakes are venomous>





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