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What does "Virulent" mean?


(a.) Extremely poisonous or venomous; very active in doing injury (a.) Very bitter in enmity; actuated by a desire to injure; malignant; as, a virulent invective

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

Example: "A virulent insect bite"

Word Family nonvirulent, virulence, virulently