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virulent meaning and definition

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VIRULENT adjective

Definition of virulent (adjective)

  1. extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
  2. infectious; having the ability to cause disease
  3. 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"
    • synonyms: acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, vitriolic
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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