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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Venom  \Ven"om\,  n.  [OE.  venim,  OF  venim,  F.  venin,  L.  veneum 
  Cf  {Venenate}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Or  hurtful  worm  with  cankered  venom  bites.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Spite;  malice;  malignity;  evil  quality.  Chaucer.  ``The 
  venom  of  such  looks.''  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Venom;  virus;  bane.  See  {Poison}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Venom  \Ven"om\,  v.  t.  [OE.  venimen  OF  venimer  L.  venenare. 
  See  {Venom},  n.] 
  To  infect  with  venom;  to  envenom;  to  poison.  [R.]  ``Venomed 
  vengeance.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  venom 
  n  1:  a  poison  secreted  by  certain  animals 
  2:  feeling  a  need  to  see  other  suffer  [syn:  {malice},  {maliciousness}, 
  {spite},  {spitefulness}] 




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