toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions)
malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness, venom(noun)
feeling a need to see others suffer
a poison wielded by an animal, usually injected into an enemy or prey by biting or stinging; atter
feeling or speech marked by spite or malice
To infect with venom; to envenom; to poison.
Venomed vengeance. uE00026128uE001 Shakespeare.
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
spite; malice; malignity; evil quality. Chaucer
to infect with venom; to envenom; to poison
Origin: [OE. venimen, OF. venimer, L. venenare. See Venom, n.]
Venom is the general term referring to any variety of toxins used by certain types of animals that inject it into their victims by the means of a bite, sting or other sharp body feature. Unlike poison, which is ingested or inhaled, venom is usually delivered directly into the lymphatic system, where it acts faster. The potency of different venoms varies; lethal venoms are often characterised by the median lethal dose, expressed in terms of mass fraction, that will kill 50% of victims of a specified type.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ven′um, n. any drink, juice, or liquid injurious or fatal to life: poison: spite: malice.—adj. (Shak.) venomous, poisonous.—v.t. to infect with poison.—n. Ven′om-duct, in a poisonous animal, the duct conveying venom from the sac or gland where it is secreted to the tooth or venom-fang whence it is discharged.—adjs. Ven′om-mouthed, having a venomous mouth: (Shak.) slanderous; Ven′omous, poisonous: spiteful: mischievous.—adv. Ven′omously.—n. Ven′omousness. [Fr. venin (It. veneno)—L. venenum.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. The juice of hate. 2. The sap of reformers, moralists and socialists. 3. The deadly smile of the optimist when he looks at the under dog. 4. The physical sweat of a defeated candidate and the emotional sweat of old maids. (Venom, like everything else, is subject to the law of evolution and variation. Between the venom of Cain and the venom of Tolstoy, several million instances could be quoted to prove the universality and beneficence of this breedy instinct.)
The numerical value of venom in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of venom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Snakes are the easiest to get venom out of.
This [ snake venom ] opened up a completely new class of medication.
Malice sucks up the greater part of her own venom, and poisons herself.
For the main types of heart attack [ in the United States ], there are three drugs and two come from snake venom.
If we should do further studies on lamivudine, then we should also have done them on homeopathy and snake venom and ozone injections.
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- verí, malvolençaCatalan, Valencian
- malicia, venenoSpanish
- nimh, puinnseanScottish Gaelic
- pezoña, velenoGalician
- virus venenumLatin
- gif, venijnDutch
- peçonha, venenoPortuguese
- fiere, veninRomanian
- velenu, belenu, benenuSardinian
- отров, otrov, злоба, zlobaSerbo-Croatian
- venod, venen, venomVolapük
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