snakebite

noun
snake·​bite | \ ˈsnāk-ˌbīt How to pronounce snakebite (audio) \

Definition of snakebite

: the bite of a snake and especially a venomous snake

Examples of snakebite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most legitimate snakebite victims—those who do not deliberately provoke the snake—are struck below the knee. Keith Mccafferty, Field & Stream, "Don’t Get Bit: Ultimate Snake Survival Guide," 23 July 2014 Several global efforts are underway to upgrade existing snakebite treatments and discover novel therapies. Harini Barath, Scientific American, "Venomous Menace: Snakebite Treatments Are Failing in India," 7 Jan. 2020 Home to more than 60 species of venomous snakes, India bears the world's largest burden of death and disability caused by snakebites. Harini Barath, Scientific American, "Venomous Menace: Snakebite Treatments Are Failing in India," 7 Jan. 2020 There are drowning deaths in summer, gunshot wounds during hunting season, car accidents on icy roads, and snakebites in spring. Eli Saslow, chicagotribune.com, "The most remote emergency room," 18 Nov. 2019 Worldwide, poor access to affordable antivenom puts the snakebite death toll near 100,000 annually, with millions more maimed or crippled. Megan Molteni, Wired, "Scientists Figured Out the Indian Cobra's Genome—at Last," 6 Jan. 2020 There are drowning deaths in summer, gunshot wounds during hunting season, car accidents on icy roads, and snakebites in spring. Eli Saslow, chicagotribune.com, "The most remote emergency room," 18 Nov. 2019 There are drowning deaths in summer, gunshot wounds during hunting season, car accidents on icy roads, and snakebites in spring. Eli Saslow, chicagotribune.com, "The most remote emergency room," 18 Nov. 2019 There are drowning deaths in summer, gunshot wounds during hunting season, car accidents on icy roads, and snakebites in spring. Eli Saslow, chicagotribune.com, "The most remote emergency room," 18 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of snakebite

1839, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jun 2020

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“Snakebite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snakebite. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for snakebite

snakebite

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How to pronounce snakebite (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of snakebite

: the wound you get when a snake bites you

snakebite

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

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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