Definition of envenom:
- To taint or impregnate with bitterness, malice, or hatred; to imbue as with venom; to imbitter.
- To taint or impregnate with venom, or any substance noxious to life; to poison; to render dangerous or deadly by poison, as food, drink, a weapon; as, envenomed meat, wine, or arrow; also, to poison ( a person) by impregnating with venom.
- aggravate (part of speech: verb)
I will not attempt to perpetuate and envenom the warfare which divides them, complacently designating the differences which separate them, without taking an account of the community of method which unites them.- "Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good", Victor Cousin.
And in Sicily there is a manner of serpent, by the which men assay and prove, whether their children be bastards or no, or of lawful marriage: for if they be born in right marriage, the serpents go about them, and do them no harm, and if they be born in avoutry, the serpents bite them and envenom them.- "The-Travels-of-Sir-John-Mandeville", Mandeville, John, Sir.
To condemn the former as " criminal" and the latter as " selfish" is either silly or hypocritical and tends to envenom with unnecessary rancor what objective fairness might keep a candid struggle, inevitable yet alleviated by mutual comprehension and respect.- "The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy", Theodore Lothrop Stoddard.