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  1. the bite of a snake, especially of one that is venomous.
  2. the resulting painful, toxic condition.
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Origin of snakebite

First recorded in 1830–40; snake + bite
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Examples from the Web for snakebite

Historical Examples of snakebite

  • This I had heard was the mode of applying it to the snakebite.

    The Quadroon

    Mayne Reid

  • This will account for the settlers carrying the snakebite outfit.

  • Snakebite and its cure have always been the despair of medical science.

  • I wondered if he had fortified himself with liquor in case of snakebite.

    I Married a Ranger

    Dama Margaret Smith

  • But he himself had no idea of dying of hunger, fever, or snakebite in this impenetrable wilderness.

    Motor Matt's Air Ship

    Stanley R. Matthews

British Dictionary definitions for snakebite


  1. a bite inflicted by a snake, esp a venomous one
  2. a drink of cider and lager
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