Definitions for virulentˈvɪr yə lənt, ˈvɪr ə-
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deadly, venomous, virulent(adj)
extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
"venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"
infectious; having the ability to cause disease
acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic(adj)
harsh or corrosive in tone
"an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"
highly infectious, malignant or deadly.
Hostile to the point of being venomous; intensely acrimonious.
The politicians were virulent in their hatred of the president.
Origin: From virus.
extremely poisonous or venomous; very active in doing injury
very bitter in enmity; actuated by a desire to injure; malignant; as, a virulent invective
Origin: [L. virulentus, fr. virus poison: cf. F. virulent. See Virus.]
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