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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Having a fast and deadly course. Also: Very poisonous.

Usage examples (37)
  • This year's flu is not as virulent as in years past.
  • The term virulent, you see, is used to mean something virus-like, especially in the manner and speed it spreads itself.
  • The Culture of Critique, and we continue to see it when the word "virulent" - meaning
  • However, three types are what could be described as virulent: wild garlic, bamboo and Japanese knotweed. for more
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