envenom

envenom

[en-ven-uhm]
verb (used with object)
1.
to impregnate with venom; make poisonous.
2.
to embitter.

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

unenvenomed, adjective
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envenom (ɪnˈvɛnəm)
 
vb
1.  to fill or impregnate with venom; make poisonous
2.  to fill with bitterness or malice

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envenom
c.1300, envenymen, from O.Fr. envenimer; see en- + venom. Figurative use is from late 14c. Related: Envenomed; envenoming.
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