snakebite

noun snake·bite \ ˈsnāk-ˌbīt \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of snakebite

: the bite of a snake and especially a venomous snake

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First Known Use of snakebite

1839


SNAKEBITE Defined for English Language Learners

snakebite

noun

Definition of snakebite for English Language Learners

  • : the wound you get when a snake bites you


Medical Dictionary

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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