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What does "Venom" mean?

Definition

(n.) Matter fatal or injurious to life; poison; particularly, the poisonous, the poisonous matter which certain animals, such as serpents, scorpions, bees, etc., secrete in a state of health, and communicate by thing or stinging (n.) Spite; malice; malignity; evil quality. Chaucer (n.) To infect with venom; to envenom; to poison


Synonyms malice, spite, maliciousness, spitefulness


Word Family envenom, envenomed, envenoming, envenoms, nonvenomous, venomous, venomously, venoms