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.
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Alcides . . . felt the envenomed robe.
Milton.
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O, what a world is this, when what is comely
Envenoms him that bears it!
Shak.
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2. To taint or impregnate with bitterness, malice, or hatred; to imbue as with venom; to imbitter.
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The envenomed tongue of calumny.
Smollett.
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On the question of slavery opinion has of late years been peculiarly envenomed.
Sir G. C. Lewis.
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