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viral

adjective
 
 
/ˈvaɪrəl/
ILLNESS caused by or relating to a virus (= infectious organism): a viral infectionBacteria, moulds, germs and viruses
COMMUNICATION spreading or becoming popular very quickly through communication from one person to another, especially on the Internet: viral advertisingInternet terminology and abbreviations
Translations of “viral”
in Korean 바이러스 성의…
in Arabic فَيروسي…
in Portuguese viral…
in Catalan víric…
in Japanese ウイルス(性)の…
in Italian virale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 病毒病,病毒性疾病, 病毒感染…
in Russian вирусный…
in Turkish virüsle ilgili/virüs tarafından neden olunan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 病毒病,病毒性疾病, 病毒感染…
in Polish wirusowy…
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