from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make poisonous or noxious.
- transitive v. To embitter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make poisonous
- v. To acerbate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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; ; also, to poison (a person) by impregnating with venom.
- transitive v. To taint or impregnate with bitterness, malice, or hatred; to imbue as with venom; to imbitter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To taint or impregnate, as meat, drink, or weapons, with venom or any substance noxious to life; make poisonous: chiefly in the past participle: as, an envenomed arrow or shaft; an envenomed potion.
- Figuratively, to imbue as it were with venom; taint with bitterness or malice.
- To make odious or hateful.
- To make angry; enrage; exasperate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. add poison to
- v. cause to be bitter or resentful
Middle English envenimen, to poison, from Old French envenimer : en-, cover with; see en-1 + venim, venom; see venom.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)