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ven·om

 (vĕn′əm)
n.
1. A poisonous secretion of an animal, such as a snake, spider, or scorpion, usually transmitted to prey or to attackers by a bite or sting.
2. Malice; spite: "They dislike making their just criticism of a useful and earnest man an excuse for a general discharge of venom from small-minded opponents" (W.E.B. Du Bois).

[Middle English venim, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *venīmen, from Latin venēnum, poison; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]

venom

(ˈvɛnəm)
n
1. (Biochemistry) a poisonous fluid secreted by such animals as certain snakes and scorpions and usually transmitted by a bite or sting
2. malice; spite
[C13: from Old French venim, from Latin venēnum poison, love potion; related to venus sexual love]
ˈvenomless adj
ˈvenomous adj
ˈvenomously adv
ˈvenomousness n

ven•om

(ˈvɛn əm)

n.
1. the poisonous fluid that some animals, as certain snakes and spiders, secrete and introduce into the bodies of their victims by biting, stinging, etc.
2. something suggesting poison in its effect, as malice or jealousy.
3. Archaic. poison in general.
[1175–1225; < Old French venim, venin « Latin venēnum magical potion, poison]
syn: See poison.

ven·om

(vĕn′əm)
A poisonous substance that is secreted by certain snakes, spiders, scorpions, and insects. It can be transmitted to a victim by a bite or sting.

venom

- Comes from Latin venenum, the love potion Venus used to attract people to each other—but later came to describe "poison."
See also related terms for poison.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.venom - toxin secreted by animalsvenom - toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions)
animal toxin, zootoxin - a toxin resembling bacterial toxins in its antigenic properties that is found in the fluids of certain animals
kokoi venom - a potent neurotoxin found in a particular frog
snake venom - venom secreted by certain snakes
2.venom - feeling a need to see others suffervenom - feeling a need to see others suffer
malevolence, malignity - wishing evil to others

venom

noun
2. poison, toxin, bane snake handlers who grow immune to snake venom

venom

noun
Anything that is injurious, destructive, or fatal:
Translations
حِقْد، ضَغينَهسُم الأفْعىسُمّ
jedjedovatostjízlivostzlost
giftgiftighedondskabsfuldhed
myrkky
otrov
méreg
eiturillgirni
悪意
독액
su įtūžiu
indeļaunumsniknums
venin
strup
gift
ความรู้สึกโกรธและขมขื่น
sự căm ghét

venom

[ˈvenəm] N (lit) → veneno m (fig) → veneno m, malicia f
he spoke with real venomhabló con veneno or malicia, habló con palabras envenenadas

venom

[ˈvɛnəm] n
[snake, spider] → venin m
(fig) (in voice, look)venin m

venom

n (lit)Gift nt; (fig)Bosheit f, → Gehässigkeit f; he spoke with real venom in his voiceer sprach mit hasserfüllter Stimme; a book review full of venomein giftiger Verriss eines Buches; she spat her venom at himsie giftete ihn wütend an; his pen, dipped in venomseine giftige Feder

venom

[ˈvɛnəm] n (also) (fig) → veleno

venom

(ˈvenəm) noun
1. the poison produced by some snakes, scorpions etc, transmitted by biting or stinging. the venom of a cobra.
2. great ill-feeling, anger etc. He spoke with venom.
ˈvenomous adjective
1. (of snakes etc) poisonous. venomous reptiles.
2. (of people, their words etc) full of ill-feeling. a venomous speech.
ˈvenomously adverb

venom

سُمّ jízlivost gift Gehässigkeit φαρμάκι ponzoña myrkky venin otrov veleno 悪意 독액 vergift gift jad veneno яд gift ความรู้สึกโกรธและขมขื่น zehir sự căm ghét 毒液

ven·om

n. veneno, sustancia tóxica.

venom

n veneno
References in classic literature ?
The parrot fortunately offered no further interruption to the entertainment, the whole venom of his nature apparently having been cherished up and hurled against the twins in that one impetuous outburst.
It was impossible to doubt that, whatever painful efficacy there might be in the secret sting of remorse, a deadlier venom had been infused into it by the hand that proffered relief.
I could not forget my own sensations when you thus started up and poured out the venom of your mind: I felt fear as if an animal that I had struck or pushed had looked up at me with human eyes and cursed me in a man's voice.
I had brought some of my nicest books for him: he asked me to read a little of one, and I was about to comply, when Earnshaw burst the door open: having gathered venom with reflection.
So saying, on he led his radiant Files, Daz'ling the Moon; these to the Bower direct In search of whom they sought: him there they found Squat like a Toad, close at the eare of EVE; Assaying by his Devilish art to reach The Organs of her Fancie, and with them forge Illusions as he list, Phantasms and Dreams, Or if, inspiring venom, he might taint Th' animal Spirits that from pure blood arise Like gentle breaths from Rivers pure, thence raise At least distemperd, discontented thoughts, Vain hopes, vain aimes, inordinate desires Blown up with high conceits ingendring pride.
Thou mayest well say that, Sancho," replied Don Quixote, "as thou sawest her in the full perfection of her beauty; for the enchantment does not go so far as to pervert thy vision or hide her loveliness from thee; against me alone and against my eyes is the strength of its venom directed.
added Zverkov, with a shade of venom in his voice, scanning me and my attire with a sort of insolent compassion.
She's such a match as the horse-fly is to th' horse: she's got the right venom to sting him with--the right venom to sting him with.
The Chevalier de Lorraine resumed his place beside Monsieur, and, as he accompanied him, insinuated a few drops of the venom he had collected during the last hour, while looking at some of the faces in the court, and suspecting that some of their hearts might be happy.
Another brow may ev'n inherit The venom thou hast poured on me Be still my spirit!
Who knows what venom these beasts may have in their hideous jaws?
Through the obscurity which hid their faces their thoughts seemed to dart at each other like serpents shooting venom.