Virulent

Definition of Virulent

Vir´u`lent
a.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.

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