Envenom En*ven"om, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Envenomed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Envenoming}.] [OE. envenimen, F. envenimer; pref. en- (L. in) + F. venin poison. See {Venom}.] 1. To taint or impregnate with venom, or any substance noxious to life; to poison; to render dangerous or deadly by poison, as food, drink, a weapon; as, envenomed meat, wine, or arrow; also, to poison (a person) by impregnating with venom. [1913 Webster]

Alcides . . . felt the envenomed robe. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

O, what a world is this, when what is comely Envenoms him that bears it! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To taint or impregnate with bitterness, malice, or hatred; to imbue as with venom; to imbitter. [1913 Webster]

The envenomed tongue of calumny. --Smollett. [1913 Webster]

On the question of slavery opinion has of late years been peculiarly envenomed. --Sir G. C. Lewis. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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