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Virulent

Virulent Meaning & Definition
Virulent Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Virulent?

[adj] infectious; having the ability to cause disease
[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"
[adj] extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom; "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Virulent: acerb | acerbic | acid | acrid | bitter | blistering | caustic | deadly | highly infective | sulfurous | sulphurous | toxic | unpleasant | venomous | vitriolic

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Virulent In Webster's Dictionary

\Vir"u*lent\, a. [L. virulentus, fr. virus poison: cf. F. virulent. See {Virus}.] 1. Extremely poisonous or venomous; very active in doing injury. A contagious disorder rendered more virulent by uncleanness. --Sir W. Scott. 2. Very bitter in enmity; actuated by a desire to injure; malignant; as, a virulent invective.

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