snakebite

noun

snake·​bite ˈsnāk-ˌbīt How to pronounce snakebite (audio)
: the bite of a snake and especially a venomous snake

Examples of snakebite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The spectacled cobra is one of four species of snakes that deliver most of the snakebites in India, according to Britannica. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 19 June 2024 How to stay safe from rattlesnakes As rattlesnake season begins, here's everything to know about the Western diamondback and other Arizona rattlesnakes, from what attracts them to how to get rid of them, and how to keep yourself and your pet safe from snakebites. Lorenzino Estrada, The Arizona Republic, 12 June 2024 Weasels were said to roll in the evergreen plant rue to counter wounds and snakebites. Adrienne Mayor, Discover Magazine, 28 May 2024 From mushrooms to snakebites, AI content is genuinely dangerous. Chris Morris, Fortune, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for snakebite 

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snakebite was in 1839

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“Snakebite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snakebite. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

snakebite

noun
snake·​bite -ˌbīt How to pronounce snakebite (audio)
: the bite of a snake and especially a poisonous snake

Medical Definition

snakebite

noun
snake·​bite -ˌbīt How to pronounce snakebite (audio)
: 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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