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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
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