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Meaning of VIRULENT

Pronunciation:  'viryulunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  infectious; having the ability to cause disease
  2. [adj]  harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"
  3. [adj]  extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom; "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"
 

VIRULENT is a 8 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, deadly, highly infective, sulfurous, sulphurous, toxic, unpleasant, venomous, vitriolic
 
 Antonyms: avirulent
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vir"u*lent\, a. [L. virulentus, fr. virus poison: cf.
F. virulent. See {Virus}.]
1. Extremely poisonous or venomous; very active in doing
   injury.

         A contagious disorder rendered more virulent by
         uncleanness.                          --Sir W.
                                               Scott.

2. Very bitter in enmity; actuated by a desire to injure;
   malignant; as, a virulent invective.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Highly poisonous or infectious.
 

 

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