The Macquarie Dictionary
- /'viruhluhnt/ adjective 1.
actively poisonous, malignant, or deadly: a virulent poison, a virulent
form of a disease. 2. Medicine
highly infective; malignant or deadly. 3.
Bacteriology of the nature of an organism causing specific or general
clinical symptoms. 4. violently or
venomously hostile. 5. intensely bitter,
spiteful, or acrimonious. [ME, from L virulentus poisonous. See virus] --virulently, adv.
I'd have probably used a word more like "lurid", or "violent", but I guess
Lynn has a perfectly expedient grip on the English language.
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