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venom

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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
snake venom
Definition poison created by some insects and animals such as snakes
  • The rattlesnake's venom is deadly.
venom = poison
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She tried to suck the venom out of the bite.
  • venom = poison
  • I speak of the spear you sent, whose venom killed my husband.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • venom = poison
  • Inside the woods they roam freely, and there are added concerns like venomous snakes,
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • venomous = poisonous
  • Rattlesnake venom.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • venom = poison
  • With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • venomous = poisonous (figuratively)
  • I used elder python venom, straight from the depths of Tartarus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • venom = poison created by some insects and animals such as snakes
  • It was a cobra, whose venom could kill a person in minutes.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • venom = poison created by some insects and animals such as snakes
  • She's so small, it wouldn't take much venom to do her in.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • venom = poison
  • Is it like a bee's venom, that stings only once?
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
venom = poison

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2  —as in:
jealousy-fueled venom
Definition intense feelings of hatred or anger
  • It was a terrible fight. Both were spewing venom and said things they wish they had not said.
venom = intense feelings of hatred or anger
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The remarks were fueled by venom and jealousy.
  • venom = intense feelings of hatred or anger
  • It's impossible for me to be all smiles one day and venomous the next.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • venomous = filled with intense feelings of hatred or anger
  • My father had begun to prefer his draughts to her, and her venom over it fell to me.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • venom = intense feelings of anger
  • Goldstein was delivering his usual venomous attack upon the doctrines of the Party — an attack so exaggerated and perverse that a child should have been able to see through it, and yet just plausible enough to fill one with an alarmed feeling that other people, less level-headed than oneself, might be taken in by it.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • venomous = filled with intense feelings of hatred or anger
  • I could taste the venom in my mouth. It was a pleasure to see him frightened at last.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • venom = intense feelings of anger
  • She could not muster her usual venom.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • venom = intense feelings of hatred or anger
  • In an intellectual way, Syme was venomously orthodox.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • venomously = in a manner that is filled with intense feelings of hatred or anger
  • Without turning around, Papa answered calmly, but with venom, "Well, don't ask her, either."
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief

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