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envenom

[ en-ven-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF envenom

Synonyms for envenom

  • acerbate
  • alienate
  • anger
  • antagonize
  • contaminate
  • embitter
  • harm
  • impair
  • infect
  • injure
  • rankle
  • taint
  • empoison
  • make bitter
  • make sick
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Antonyms for envenom

  • aid
  • assist
  • calm
  • clean
  • cure
  • fix
  • heal
  • help
  • make happy
  • mend
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENVENOM

It requires but a few drops of poison to envenom a whole well.

These notaries are strange fellows; they envenom everything.

It is for us, then, to nurse the antagonism already existent between the two, to envenom their mutual mistrust and reproaches.

If we continue in this strain, caballero, we shall only envenom our discussion, without coming to an understanding.

I feel moved to say bitter things—to shoot darts in defiance at every glance—to envenom every sentence which I speak.

In a heart already alienated from the established authorities, this could only envenom a bitter spirit.

All power being given to the awful enemy, he is beautiful where he pleases, in order to point and envenom his ghostly ugliness.

Passions it is, human passions, intermingling with the wrong itself that envenom the sense of wrong.

They also understand and sometimes employ poisons, not to envenom their weapons, but for secretly taking off an enemy.

In short, people fear that this is a sign that England wants so to envenom the situation that war will become inevitable.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, envenymen, from Old French envenimer (12c.) "to poison, taint;" from en- (see en- (1)) + venim (see venom). Figurative use is from late 14c. Related: Envenomed; envenoming.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ENVENOM

canker

verbblight, corrupt

exacerbate

verbinfuriate; make worse
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