venomous

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adjective ven·om·ous \ˈve-nə-məs\

Definition of venomous

  1. 1 :  full of venom: such asa :  poisonous, envenomedb :  noxious, pernicious <expose a venomous dope ring — Don Porter>c :  spiteful, malevolent <venomous criticism>

  2. 2 :  producing venom in a specialized gland and capable of inflicting injury or death <venomous snakes>

venomously

adverb

venomousness

noun

Examples of venomous in a sentence

  1. The cobra is a venomous snake.

  2. a venomous attack on his character

Origin and Etymology of venomous

Middle English venimous, borrowed from Anglo-French venimus, venimous, from venim 1venom + -us, -ous -ous


First Known Use: 14th century


VENOMOUS Defined for English Language Learners

venomous

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adjective ven·om·ous \ˈve-nə-məs\

Definition of venomous for English Language Learners

  • : capable of putting poison or venom into another animal's body usually by biting or stinging it

  • : containing venom

  • : expressing very strong hatred or anger


VENOMOUS Defined for Kids

venomous

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adjective ven·om·ous \ˈve-nə-məs\

Definition of venomous for Students

  1. :  having or producing venom :  poisonous <venomous snakes>


Medical Dictionary

venomous

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adjective ven·om·ous \ˈven-ə-məs\

Medical Definition of venomous

  1. 1:  poisonous

  2. 2:  producing venom in a specialized gland and capable of inflicting injury or death <the vipers, pit vipers, and coral snakes are venomous>



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