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Envenom


ENVEN'OM, verb transitive [from venom.] To poison; to taint or impregnate with venom, or any substance noxious to life; never applied, in this sense, to persons, but to meat, drink or weapons; as an envenomed arrow or shaft; an envenomed potion.

1. To taint with bitterness or malice; as the envenomed tongue of slander.

2. To make odious.

O what a world is this, when what is comely

Envenoms him that bears it!