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“…the heavy bands still upon wrists and ankles, these, Cormac saw, sank deeply into the flesh which the rough and rusty metal envenomed.”

-The Temple of Abomination

1. en•ven•om



envenoms (third person present) • envenomed (past tense) • envenomed (past participle) • envenoming (present participle)

1. archaic

to poison; make poisonous.


Middle English (formerly also as invenom): from Old French envenimer, from en- ‘in’ + venim ‘venom

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Literary Impressions of the Prose and Verse of Robert E. Howard

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