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snakebite

[ sneyk-bahyt ]

noun

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


snakebite

/ ˈsneɪkˌbaɪt /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of snakebite1

First recorded in 1830–40; snake + bite
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Example Sentences

In 2017, the WHO officially recognized snakebites as a neglected tropical disease.

Venomous snakebites per year estimated worldwideBut snakebites are finally getting the attention they’ve long needed.

During the two annual peaks in snakebite cases — the spring planting and autumn harvest seasons — “we see like six, seven to 10 patients in a day, on average,” he says.

With millions of snakebites occurring every year, there’s certainly many opportunities to improve the situation — and all of them need attention, Casewell says.

Visit these places, he says, and “you will see how devastating the effect of snakebite is.”

And I never go a step out of the house in the summer without my snakebite kit.

Why, more people died of wasp stings than of snakebite in North America annually.

More than one naturalist had died of fever or snakebite, or had been killed by savages.

This will account for the settlers carrying the snakebite outfit.

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

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