What does venomous mean?

Definitions for venomous
ˈvɛn ə məsven·omous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deadly, venomous, virulentadjective

    extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom

    "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"

  2. poisonous, venomous, viciousadjective

    marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful

    "poisonous hate"; "venomous criticism"; "vicious gossip"

Wiktionary

  1. venomousadjective

    Full of venom.

    The villain tricked him into drinking the venomous concoction.

  2. venomousadjective

    Toxic; poisonous.

  3. venomousadjective

    Noxious; evil.

  4. venomousadjective

    Malignant; spiteful; hateful.

    His attitude toward me is utterly venomous.

  5. venomousadjective

    Producing venom (poison usually injected into an enemy or prey by biting or stinging) in glands or accumulating venom from food.

    Do venomous spiders have glands?

  6. venomousadjective

    powerful

Wikipedia

  1. venomous

    Venom or zootoxin is a type of toxin produced by an animal that is actively delivered through a wound by means of a bite, sting, or similar action. The toxin is delivered through a specially evolved venom apparatus, such as fangs or a stinger, in a process called envenomation. Venom is often distinguished from poison, which is a toxin that is passively delivered by being ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin, and toxungen, which is actively transferred to the external surface of another animal via a physical delivery mechanism.Venom has evolved in terrestrial and marine environments and in a wide variety of animals: both predators and prey, and both vertebrates and invertebrates. Venoms kill through the action of at least four major classes of toxin, namely necrotoxins and cytotoxins, which kill cells; neurotoxins, which affect nervous systems; myotoxins, which damage muscles; and haemotoxins, which disrupt blood clotting. Venomous animals cause tens of thousands of human deaths per year. Venoms are often complex mixtures of toxins of differing types. Toxins from venom are used to treat a wide range of medical conditions including thrombosis, arthritis, and some cancers. Studies in venomics are investigating the potential use of venom toxins for many other conditions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Venomousadjective

    full of venom; noxious to animal life; poisonous; as, the bite of a serpent may be venomous

  2. Venomousadjective

    having a poison gland or glands for the secretion of venom, as certain serpents and insects

  3. Venomousadjective

    noxious; mischievous; malignant; spiteful; as, a venomous progeny; a venomous writer

  4. Etymology: [OE. venemous, venimous, F. venimeux, L. venenosus, fr. venenum poison. See Venom, and cf. Venenose.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of venomous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of venomous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of venomous in a Sentence

  1. Mike Turner:

    Snakebite is - or should be - a treatable condition, while people will always be bitten by venomous snakes, there is no reason so many should die.

  2. Seth Norrholm:

    Back in our ancestral age ... young children learned not to pick up snakes and spiders because they're venomous.

  3. Geoff Porter:

    More often than not, when the head of the snake is cut off, a more venomous one grows in its place, that is certainly a possibility here –- and there are no shortage of aspiring jihadis who are likely eager to pick up Belmokhtar's mantle.

  4. Elliot Budd:

    It just comes down to the fact that it's really dry right now and they're looking for water and it is mating season right now, they are using a lot more energy than they normally would so they need more water. They're non-venomous these snakes. They aren't considered dangerous. They're not something to fear but it's best if you come across them to leave them alone.

  5. Yoram Schweitzer:

    Egypt sees Hamas as part of the Muslim Brotherhood which they see as their venomous enemy, they see Hamas playing a significant role in the hardship Egypt is enduring from the Sinai and they know that Hamas enables people from these organizations to find refuge in Gaza. They see Hamas as somebody who needs to be removed from power.

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