Definition of virulently adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvɪrələntli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪrələntli//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈvɪrjələntli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪrjələntli//
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  1. 1(formal) in a way that shows strong negative and bitter feelings They remain virulently opposed to any kind of compromise deal.
  2. 2a disease or poison that acts virulently is extremely dangerous or harmful and quick to have an effect There were fears that smallpox could re-emerge even more virulently.