virulent

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. poisonous, venomous; deadly; toxic, noxious; malignant, malevolent; caustic, acrimonious.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Deadly]
Syn. destructive, venomous, injurious; see poisonous .
2. [Hostile]
Syn. antagonistic, spiteful, hateful; see unfriendly 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. poisonous noxious, toxic, venomous, harmful, unhealthy, lethal, deadly, fatal, malignant, deleterious.
2. antagonistic hostile, venomous, malevolent, rancorous, vicious, malicious, nasty, acrimonious, bitter, spiteful, vindictive.
ANT.: 1. nontoxic, harmless, benign. 2. friendly, nice, warm
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Extremely destructive or harmful: baneful, deadly, malignant, noxious, pernicious, pestilent, pestilential. See HELP. 2. Capable of injuring or killing by poison: mephitic, mephitical, poison, poisonous, toxic, toxicant, venomous. See HELP. 3. Bitingly hostile: acrimonious, bitter, embittered, hard, rancorous, resentful. See ATTITUDE, LOVE.

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  • 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

  • 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… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • virulent — Virulent, [virul]ente. adj. Qui a du virus. Un ulcere virulent …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 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 …   Extremes Deutsch

  • 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

  • Virulént — (lat.), giftig, besonders von Bazillen gebraucht …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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

  • Virulent — Virulent, lat. deutsch, eiterig, giftig; Virulenz, eiterige Beschaffenheit, verbissener Ingrimm …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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