Meaning of venomous

ven•om•ous

Pronunciation: (ven'u-mus), [key]
— adj.
  1. (of an animal) having a gland or glands for secreting venom; able to inflict a poisoned bite, sting, or wound: a venomous snake.
  2. full of or containing venom; poisonous: a venomous wound; a venomous potion.
  3. spiteful; malignant: a venomous attack; a venomous tongue.
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