Definition: to poison.
This great word stems from the Latin venenatus which is the past participle of venenare, meaning to poison. The noun venom stems from the same origin.
Why this word?
I don’t know if it has or doesn’t have to do with Alice Cooper’s “Poison”, but this word just seems outdated to me… Venenate is a wonderful and interesting replacement for it.
How to use venenate?
Venenate is a verb, synonymous of to poison; try not to actually venenate others; remember that not only people are poisoned, but so are thoughts and beliefs…
“Jane was such a positive person before she met John who completely venenated her way of thinking”.