Definition of virulent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    virulent

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈvɪrələnt//
     
    , NAmE//ˈvɪryələnt//
     
     
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  1. 1(of a disease or poison) extremely dangerous or harmful and quick to have an effect a virulent form of influenza
  2. 2(formal) showing strong negative and bitter feelings virulent criticism virulent nationalism
NAmE//ˈvɪrələns//
 
, NAmE//ˈvɪryələns//
 
noun [uncountable]
 
adverb
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