en·​ven·​om·​ation | \ in-ˌve-nə-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce envenomation (audio) , en- \

Definition of envenomation

: an act or instance of poisoning by venom (as of a snake or spider)

Other Words from envenomation

envenomate \ in-​ˈve-​nə-​ˌmāt How to pronounce envenomation (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of envenomation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are several types of catfish and some can cause human envenomation – or the exposure of venom to humans. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 21 June 2022 Elwes suffered an envenomation from a rattlesnake bite to his finger but he was quickly evaluated and treated with antivenom at a local emergency department. Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 26 Apr. 2022 David Riston, 49, died of snake envenomation, the Maryland Department of Health confirmed to USA TODAY. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2022 Andy Owen, a spokesperson for the state Health Department, said in an email that the investigation ruled Riston's death to be accidental and found that it was caused by snake envenomation. Tim Fitzsimons, NBC News, 13 Apr. 2022 Above, patients and their relatives wait to enter the one of them, the envenomation treatment center at the Institute for Applied Biological Research in Kindia, Guinea. Steve Winter, National Geographic, 4 June 2020 No country has a strategy for combating envenomation. Kieron Monks, CNN, 20 Dec. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of envenomation

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Envenomation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/envenomation. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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en·​ven·​om·​ation | \ in-ˌven-ə-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce envenomation (audio) \

Medical Definition of envenomation

: an act or instance of impregnating with a venom (as of a snake or spider) also : envenomization

Other Words from envenomation

envenomate \ -​ˈven-​ə-​ˌmāt How to pronounce envenomation (audio) \ transitive verb envenomated; envenomating


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