Pronunciation: (ven'u-mus), [key]
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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