- to impregnate with venom; make poisonous.
- to embitter.
Origin of envenom
Related Words for envenomharm, embitter, acerbate, alienate, infect, injure, taint, impair, antagonize, rankle, contaminate, anger, empoison
Examples from the Web for envenom
Historical Examples of envenom
It requires but a few drops of poison to envenom a whole well.
These notaries are strange fellows; they envenom everything.The Marriage Contract
Honore de Balzac
It is for us, then, to nurse the antagonism already existent between the two, to envenom their mutual mistrust and reproaches.
If we continue in this strain, caballero, we shall only envenom our discussion, without coming to an understanding.The Bee Hunters
I feel moved to say bitter things—to shoot darts in defiance at every glance—to envenom every sentence which I speak.Confession
W. Gilmore Simms
- to fill or impregnate with venom; make poisonous
- to fill with bitterness or malice