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envenom

[ en-ven-uhm ]
/ ɛnˈvɛn əm /
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verb (used with object)
to impregnate with venom; make poisonous.
to embitter.
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Origin of envenom

1250–1300; Middle English envenimen<Old French envenimer.See en-1, venom

OTHER WORDS FROM envenom

un·en·ven·omed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for envenom

envenom
/ (ɪnˈvɛnəm) /

verb (tr)
to fill or impregnate with venom; make poisonous
to fill with bitterness or malice
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