venom

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman, from Old French venim, from Vulgar Latin *venimem, from Latin venenum, from Proto-Indo-European *wenes-no- (lust, desire), see also Sanskrit वनति (vanati, gain, wish, erotic lust) and Latin Venus.

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Noun[edit]

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venom (plural venoms)

  1. A poison carried by an animal, usually injected into an enemy or prey by biting or stinging; atter.
    • Milton
      Hurtful worm with cankered venom bites.
  2. (figuratively) Feeling or speech marked by spite or malice.
    • Shakespeare
      the venom of such looks

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Verb[edit]

venom (third-person singular simple present venoms, present participle venoming, simple past and past participle venomed)

  1. To infect with venom; to envenom; to poison.
    Venomed vengeance. — Shakespeare.

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Noun[edit]

venom

  1. poison, venom

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