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virulence

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈvɪr.ʊ.ləns/
the danger and speed of spreading of a disease: The virulence of the disease is causing great concern in medical circles. formal very strong feelings of hating or opposing something or someone: We are witnessing racism of a virulence that we haven't seen in Europe since the 1940s.
Translations of “virulence”
in Chinese (Traditional) (疾病的)致命性,嚴重性, 惡毒, 狠毒…
in Chinese (Simplified) (疾病的)致命性,严重性, 恶毒, 狠毒…
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