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)

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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 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

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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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“Envenomation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/envenomation. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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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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