envenom

verb
en·​ven·​om | \ in-ˈve-nəm How to pronounce envenom (audio) , en- \
envenomed; envenoming; envenoms

Definition of envenom

transitive verb

1 : to make poisonous
2 : embitter

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Examples of envenom in a Sentence

thoughtless, self-indulgent antics that only managed to envenom his teammates
Recent Examples on the Web Testing the Constitution will further envenom the atmosphere. Conrad Black, National Review, 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of envenom

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for envenom

Middle English envenimen, from Anglo-French envenimer, from en- + venim venom

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“Envenom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/envenom. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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