envenom

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English envenimen, from Old French envenimer (to poison, taint). en- +‎ venom

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envenom (third-person singular simple present envenoms, present participle envenoming, simple past and past participle envenomed)

  1. (transitive) To inject or put venom onto or into (someone or something).
  2. To acerbate.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Not to be confused with poison

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