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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.
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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

snakebite

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