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
In Lemnos pining with th 'envenom'd wound The fon of Psan, Philocletes, lay:
543: With conquest, felt th 'envenom'd robe, and tore
No. Then let France carry on, unless you deliberately decide to envenom the conflict in order to distract attention from your own difficulties.
These notaries are strange fellows; they envenom everything.
Mothers of families, dowagers who had granddaughters to establish, young girls jealous of Natalie, whose elegance and tyrannical beauty annoyed them, took pains to envenom this opinion with treacherous remarks.
There were private wrongs to envenom the contest, but it was the mercantile quarrel on which the Colonel chose to set his declaration of war.
To cite a rather trivial example, nothing in the creed or practice of Christians does more to envenom the hatred of Mahomedans against them, than the fact of their eating pork.
I rushed forward, regretting only that I had not had time to envenom my blade.
M. Louis Blanc has distilled the bile of journalism; he has paused over the hasty sarcasm which political animosity deals forth, not to correct, or moderate, or abate, but merely to point and envenom it.
It requires but a few drops of poison to envenom a whole well.