Definition of “virulent” - 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 spreading quickly, 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 newspapers mounted virulent attacks.

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