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Virulent meaning

virulent - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Extremely poisonous or venomous; very active in doing injury.
  2. 2. Very bitter in enmity; actuated by a desire to injure; malignant; as, a virulent invective.
  3. 3. Poisonous; malignant.

virulent - examples of usage

  1. I had quite unwittingly, of course administered a most virulent poison. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Vagedes had already shown that bacilli were sometimes present in human lesions which were as virulent as bovine bacilli, but his work was wholly ignored by Koch. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. Cattle are very susceptible to the disease, and in its virulent type all those exposed are said to become infected. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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