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envenom

[en-ven-uh m] /ɛnˈvɛn əm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to impregnate with venom; make poisonous.
2.
to embitter.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English envenimen < Old French envenimer. See en-1, venom
Related forms
unenvenomed, adjective
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envenom

/ɪnˈvɛnəm/
verb (transitive)
1.
to fill or impregnate with venom; make poisonous
2.
to fill with bitterness or malice
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Word Origin and History for envenom
v.

c.1300, envenymen, from Old French envenimer (12c.) "to poison, taint;" from en- (see en- (1)) + venim (see venom). Figurative use is from late 14c. Related: Envenomed; envenoming.

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