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  • v. Present participle of envenom.

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Examples

  • They believe that between 1.2 million and 5.5 million snake bites may occur annually, but only a quarter of these result in "envenoming", when poison enters the blood stream from a snake's fangs.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The effect has been to empower reactionaries within Muslim communities and to marginalise genuine moderates, thus increasing inter-community tensions and envenoming the public space.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • “I think I found the envenoming point,” said Reilly, the forensic technician kneeling beside the tub, when Buchanan and Linda appeared in the doorway.

    Fear Itself

  • It is then interested in keeping up and envenoming their antipathies that they may be prevented from coalescing, and it may be enabled to use some of them as tools for the enslavement of others.

    Representative Government

  • For Mr. Arcubus had now arrived at the investigation of the positive poisons, -- a fact which might have revealed itself to the man of science by the general narcotico-acrid expression into which he had settled down bodily; while the most casual observer might have gathered from his incoherent contributions to the table-talk that some noxious drug was envenoming the cup of his life.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 29, March, 1860

  • Hardt, Richer, and Ellies-Dupin, have done his memory poor service by exaggerating or envenoming some of his propositions.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • The touch of his lips to hers came to seem an act of pollution, almost of envenoming, as he brooded on his unworthiness.

    The Spirit of Sweetwater

  • III, with the object of envenoming an antagonism which served his own ends, had not broken this link of language, the two peoples would perhaps have been united to-day in the same efforts of progress and of liberty ....

    The Task of Social Hygiene

  • In 1814 and 1815 men saw that not the least serious result of Napoleon's Spanish policy was the envenoming of his relations with the two cleverest of living Frenchmen.

    The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 2 of 2)

  • Brandenburg, and that power of the North, which the Dutch gazettes had begun to call "His Russian Majesty"; he reminded him, in fine, that the house of Austria, saved by the French on the day of St. Gothard, had testified its gratitude to them by allowing the victors to die of hunger and by envenoming their difference with the Porte.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 12

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