Virulent meaning

vîryə-lənt, vîrə-
Capable of causing disease by aggressively interfering with the immune system of the host. Used of a pathogen.
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Characterized by, causing, or promoting the rapid onset of severe illness. Used of a disease or toxin.
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Extremely hostile or malicious.

Virulent criticism; a virulent bigot.

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The definition of virulent is something very dangerous or harmful. It also is being especially bitter, ardent and hostile.

An example of virulent is an aggressive and deadly disease.

An example of virulent is when you rage a bitter and angry speech against a teacher you don't like.

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(chiefly medicine, of a disease or disease-causing agent) Highly infectious, malignant, or deadly.
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Hostile to the point of being venomous; intensely acrimonious.

The politicians were virulent in their hatred of the president.

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Origin of virulent

  • Middle English from Latin vīrulentus from vīrus poison

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin virus (“poison, slime, venom").

    From Wiktionary