virulent

  • 1 virulent — virulent, ente [ virylɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • v. 1370 « infectieux, contagieux »; lat. virulentus « venimeux », de virus → virus 1 ♦ Vx Infectieux, contagieux. ♢ (1866) Mod. Qui a un certain degré de virulence (2o). Microbe très virulent. 2 ♦ (1751) Fig …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 virulent — VIRULÉNT, Ă, virulenţi, te, adj. Care are o mare toxicitate; care este în stare să producă boli; (despre boli) care este cauzat de un virus. ♦ fig. Distrugător, nimicitor; de o mare violenţă. – Din fr. virulent, lat. virulentus. Trimis de ana… …

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  • 3 Virulent — Vir u*lent, a. [L. virulentus, fr. virus poison: cf. F. virulent. See {Virus}.] 1. Extremely poisonous or venomous; very active in doing injury. [1913 Webster] A contagious disorder rendered more virulent by uncleanness. Sir W. Scott. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 virulent — virulent, ente (vi ru lan, lan t ) adj. 1°   Terme de médecine. Qui tient de la nature du virus, qui est causé par un virus. Les maladies virulentes. 2°   Fig. En parlant des discours, des écrits que l on compare à une humeur virulente.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 5 virulent — [adj1] poisonous, lethal baneful, deadly, destructive, fatal, harmful, infective, injurious, malign, malignant, mephitic, pernicious, poison, septic, toxic, toxicant, unhealthy, unwholesome, venomous; concepts 537,571 Ant. harmless, healthy,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 virulent — Virulent, [virul]ente. adj. Qui a du virus. Un ulcere virulent …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 virulent — Adj. (Oberstufe) geh.: gefahrvoll und daher dringlich Synonyme: akut, dringend, vordringlich, wichtig Beispiel: Die Frage angemessener Theorieanwendung und entsprechender Unterstützung der Bildungspraxis wird virulent. Kollokation: ein virulentes …

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  • 8 Virulent — (v. lat.), 1) giftig; 2) voll böser Säfte, eiterig. Daher Virulenz, 1) die eiterige, bösartige Beschaffenheit einer Wunde; 2) die Bosheit, der Ingrimm …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 Virulént — (lat.), giftig, besonders von Bazillen gebraucht …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 Virulént — (lat.), giftig; Virulénz, die Fähigkeit der pathogenen Bakterien, giftige Produkte auszuscheiden und eine Erkrankung hervorzurufen …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11 Virulent — Virulent, lat. deutsch, eiterig, giftig; Virulenz, eiterige Beschaffenheit, verbissener Ingrimm …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 12 virulent — I adjective acerbus, acrid, acrimonious, antagonistic, baleful, baneful, bitter, deadly, deleterious, despiteful, destructive, envenomed, gravis, harmful, hateful, hostile, hurtful, injurious, lethal, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 virulent — (adj.) c.1400, in reference to wounds, ulcers, etc., full of corrupt or poisonous matter, from L. virulentus poisonous, from virus poison (see VIRUS (Cf. virus)). Figurative sense of violent, spiteful is attested from c.1600. Related: Virulently …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 virulent — *poisonous, venomous, toxic, mephitic, pestilent, pestilential, miasmic, miasmatic, miasmal Analogous words: *deadly, mortal, fatal, lethal: *pernicious, noxious, baneful, deleterious: malignant, malign (see MALICIOUS) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 virulent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a disease or poison) extremely severe or harmful in its effects. 2) (of a pathogen, especially a virus) highly infective. 3) bitterly hostile. DERIVATIVES virulence noun virulently adverb. ORIGIN originally describing a… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 virulent — [vir′yo͞olənt, vir′oolənt] adj. [ME < L virulentus, full of poison < virus: see VIRUS] 1. a) extremely poisonous or injurious; deadly b) bitterly antagonistic or spiteful; full of hate and enmity; venomous; rancorous 2. Med. a) violent and… …

    English World dictionary

  • 17 virulent — [[t]vɪ̱rjʊlənt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Virulent feelings or actions are extremely bitter and hostile. [FORMAL] Now he faces virulent attacks from the Italian media... Friends spoke of a virulent personal campaign being waged against him.… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 virulent — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin virulentus, from virus poison Date: 14th century 1. a. marked by a rapid, severe, and destructive course < a virulent infection > b. able to overcome bodily defensive mechanisms ; markedly… …

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  • 19 virulent — vir|u|lent [ vırələnt ] adjective 1. ) a virulent illness is very dangerous, and affects people very quickly: an especially virulent form of malaria 2. ) MAINLY JOURNALISM virulent feelings or actions are extremely strong and angry: virulent… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 virulent — adjective 1 formal virulent emotions or speeches are full of hatred and very strongly expressed: virulent anti Semitism 2 a poison, disease etc that is virulent is very dangerous and affects people very quickly: a virulent form of malaria… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English