snakebite

noun
snake·bite | \ ˈsnāk-ˌbīt \

Definition of snakebite 

: the bite of a snake and especially a venomous snake

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Skip the snakebite kits and tourniquets; that’s outdated advice. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "How to Survive Encounters with Dangerous Animals," 7 May 2018 Nominations: 4 Antivenom for the snakebite that’s divided America. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "9 Emmy-Nominated Shows You Can Binge to Escape Reality," 13 July 2018 Lindsay Lohan is many things: An island-designer, a snakebite survivor, a Lawyer.com spokesperson. Madeleine Aggeler, The Cut, "Lindsay Lohan Denies Reporting Rival Nightclub to Greek Tax Authorities," 5 July 2018 Charlotte's Carolinas Poison Center got 71 snakebite calls in a single month, April 2017, but none were fatal (a S.C. man died after a rattlesnake bite in 2016). Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Be wary of these NC natural wonders this summer," 25 June 2018 The snakebite kit is in a shoe box on the top shelf of the closet of the bedroom with the yellow comforter. Joyce Wadler, New York Times, "Have a Relaxed Airbnb Visit — but Not Too Relaxed," 7 June 2018 With those snakebites still fresh, the U of L offense struggled to get on track and struggled to come up with a key hit – any key hit – to chip away until the final innings. Randy Rosetta, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville baseball eliminated from NCAAs with loss to Texas Tech," 3 June 2018 Not every venomous snakebite results in the injection of venom. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "First copperhead snakebite in Maryland this year is reported," 19 Apr. 2018 For those reasons and others, the time between snakebite and anti-venom treatment can be a game-changing factor. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "Kayaker hospitalized after rattlesnake falls from a tree and bites him," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of snakebite

1839, in the meaning defined above

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snakebite

noun

English Language Learners Definition of snakebite

: the wound you get when a snake bites you

snakebite

noun
snake·bite | \ -ˌbīt \

Medical Definition of snakebite 

: the bite of a snake also : the condition resulting from the bite of a venomous snake and characterized by variable symptoms (as pain and swelling at the puncture site, blurred vision, difficulty in breathing, or internal bleeding)

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