verb (used with object)
- veno-occlusive disease of liver,
Origin of venom
Examples from the Web for venom
It talks about her agoraphobia and her diabetes, as well as her recent court testimony, all without judgment or venom.
"Most of the venom that is spewed at us comes from our own people, which I think says a lot," says Paddy.Riding Along With a Towson University Student’s ‘White Patrol’|Caitlin Dickson|April 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But just wait until Rush Limbaugh bloviates his venom on Thursday.Robert Shrum: Obama Had Everything On the Line and Delivered, While Romney Sputtered|Robert Shrum|October 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Time and time again we watch them freely addressing public rallies, spewing hate and venom without any action being taken.After Malala Yousafzai Shooting, Can Shock Therapy Free Pakistan?|Farahnaz Ispahani|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Some bugs, like ants or yellow jackets, do carry small amounts of venom and should be avoided.Forget the Starbucks Backlash—We Should Be Eating More Bugs|Daniel Stone|April 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It may also depend upon the physical condition of the victim at the time the venom enters into the system.
He filled her breast with the poison of asps, her eyes with the venom of the adder that lures to destruction.
Her words stung with venom, and her eyes traveled back swiftly to Trent.Caravans By Night|Harry Hervey
Perhaps we were wrong to spare it, for I fear it was full of venom.The Wanderings of a Spiritualist|Arthur Conan Doyle
It has more violence than venom, and also much more violence than strength.
Word Origin for venom
early 13c., from Anglo-French and Old French venim, from Vulgar Latin *venimen (cf. Italian veleno, Spanish veneno), from Latin venenum "poison," earlier (pre-classical) "drug, potion," probably originally "love potion," from PIE *wenes-no-, and thus connected to venus "erotic love" (see Venus), Sanskrit van- "wish, desire, gain." The meaning "bitter, virulent feeling or language" is first recorded c.1300.