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venom

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology
venomven‧om /ˈvenΙ™m/ noun [uncountable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 ANGRYHATEgreat anger or hatred syn malice πŸ”Š There was real venom in her voice. πŸ”Š a look of pure venom2 HBa liquid poison that some snakes, insects etc produce when they bite or sting you πŸ”Š The viper paralyses its prey by injecting it with venom.
Examples from the Corpus
venomβ€’ Suzanne reacted with angry venom.β€’ Psychoactive venom of some sort, Jazzbeaux had heard.β€’ The snake's venom glands are modified salivary glands, and the venom modified saliva.β€’ Snake venom is usually clear yellow and is dangerous only if it gets into the bloodstream.β€’ And the venom that had collected in my blood that day was neutralized by the sight of her.β€’ Her sense of humor cuts through the venom.β€’ The venom of many snakes, especially cobras, acts as a hallucinogen, producing ecstatic visions.β€’ Black widow venom affects the muscles, and may cause severe cramping in the abdomen and other parts of the body.
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