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Meaning of “virulent” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of virulent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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 us   /ˈvɪər·jə·lənt, ˈvɪər·ə-/
  • virulent adjective (ACTING QUICKLY)

(of a ​disease) ​dangerous and ​spreadingquickly, or (of ​poison) having an ​effect very ​quickly: a virulent ​strain of ​flu
  • virulent adjective (FULL OF HATE)

fierce and ​full of ​hate: virulent ​speech Several ​newspapersmounted virulent ​attacks.
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