Definition of venomous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvenəməs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvenəməs//
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  1. 1(of a snake, etc.) producing venom a highly venomous snake
  2. 2(formal) full of bitter feeling or hatred a venomous look a venomous attack on his political enemies
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French venimeux, from venim, variant of venin, from an alteration of Latin venenum ‘poison’.
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