Venomous meaning

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The definition of venomous is a snake or other animal that can transmit or inject dangerous serum, or a person or behavior that is mean, malicious or spiteful.

A boa constrictor is an example of a venomous snake.

A person who spreads untrue gossip just to be mean is an example of someone who is venomous.

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Secreting and transmitting venom.

A venomous snake.

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Malignant; spiteful; malicious.
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Containing or full of venom; poisonous.
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(zool.) Having a poison gland or glands and able to inflict a poisonous wound by biting or stinging.
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Full of or containing venom.

A venomous substance.

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Full of venom.

The villain tricked him into drinking the venomous concoction.

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His attitude toward me is utterly venomous.

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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?

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Origin of venomous

  • From Anglo-Norman venimus, from Old French venimeux, from venin. Cf. Latin Latin venÄ“nōsus. Equivalent to venom +"Ž -ous.

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