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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Envenom  \En*ven"om\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Envenomed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Envenoming}.]  [OE.  envenimen,  F.  envenimer;  pref.  en- 
  (L.  in)  +  F.  venin  poison.  See  {Venom}.] 
  1.  To  taint  or  impregnate  with  venom,  or  any  substance 
  noxious  to  life;  to  poison;  to  render  dangerous  or  deadly 
  by  poison,  as  food,  drink,  a  weapon;  as  envenomed  meat, 
  wine,  or  arrow;  also  to  poison  (a  person)  by  impregnating 
  with  venom. 
 
  Alcides  .  .  .  felt  the  envenomed  robe.  --Milton. 
 
  O,  what  a  world  is  this  when  what  is  comely 
  Envenoms  him  that  bears  it!  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  taint  or  impregnate  with  bitterness,  malice,  or  hatred; 
  to  imbue  as  with  venom;  to  imbitter. 
 
  The  envenomed  tongue  of  calumny.  --Smollett. 
 
  On  the  question  of  slavery  opinion  has  of  late  years 
  been  peculiarly  envenomed.  --Sir  G.  C. 
  Lewis. 




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