Open main menu

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English envenimen, from Old French envenimer (to poison, taint). en- +‎ venom

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

envenom (third-person singular simple present envenoms, present participle envenoming, simple past and past participle envenomed)

  1. To poison, to put or inject venom onto or into.
    • 1833, Robert Browning, "Pauline":
      Ah dearest, whoso sucks a poisoned wound
      Envenoms his own veins!
  2. To acerbate.