en·​ven·​om·​ation | \ in-ˌve-nə-ˈmā-shən , en-\

Definition of envenomation

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

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Other Words from envenomation

envenomate \ in-​ˈve-​nə-​ˌmāt \ transitive verb

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No country has a strategy for combating envenomation. Kieron Monks, CNN, "The battle to contain Africa's hidden killers," 20 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of envenomation

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of envenomation was in 1902

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en·​ven·​om·​ation | \ in-ˌven-ə-ˈmā-shən \

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 \ transitive verb envenomated; envenomating

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a servile follower or underling

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