Complete Definition of "virulent"

English

Etymology
From L. virus#Latin|virus "poison, slime, venom".

Adjective
en-adj

  1. context|mainly|_|medical Of a disease or disease-causing agent, highly infectious, malignant, or deadly.
  2. hostile|Hostile to the point of being venomous; intensely acrimonious.

#: The politicians were virulent in their hatred of the president.

Related terms
virus
virulence
virulently

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