HyperDic: virulence

English > 2 senses of the word virulence:
NOUNattributevirulence, virulencyextreme / extreme harmfulness (as the capacity of a microorganism to cause disease)
attributevirulence, virulencyextreme / extreme hostility
virulence > pronunciation
Soundsvih'rahlahns
Rhymesabeyance ... violence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > virulence: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningextreme / extreme harmfulness (as the capacity of a microorganism to cause disease).
Example"the virulence of the plague"
Synonymvirulency
Categorymicroorganism, micro-organismAny organism of microscopic size
Broaderharmfulness, injuriousnessdestructiveness that causes harm or injury
Spanishvirulencia
Catalanvirulència
Adjectivesvirulentinfectious
virulentextremely poisonous or injurious
English > virulence: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningextreme / extreme hostility.
Example"the virulence of the malicious old man"
Synonymvirulency
Broaderhostility, ill willA hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
Adjectivesvirulentharsh or corrosive in tone

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