virulent Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"virulent" in British English

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virulentadjective

uk   us   /ˈvɪr.ʊ.lənt/
A virulent ​disease or ​poison is ​dangerous and ​spreads or ​affectspeople very ​quickly: A ​particularly virulent strain of ​flu has ​recentlyclaimed a ​number of ​lives in the ​region. formal full of ​hate and ​violentopposition: She is a virulent critic of US ​energypolicy.
(Definition of virulent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"virulent" in American English

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virulentadjective

 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.
(Definition of virulent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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