virulence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French virulence, from Late Latin virulentia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪɹjələns/, /ˈvɪɹələns/

Noun[edit]

virulence (countable and uncountable, plural virulences)

  1. The state of being virulent.
    • 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Francesca Carrara. [], volume I, London: Richard Bentley, [], (successor to Henry Colburn), OCLC 630079698, page 61:
      Francis was enraged at the interference, and opposition made him more in earnest; but just at this time, the civil war, which had hitherto left their part of the country comparatively quiet, arose with great virulence in their immediate vicinity.
  2. A measure of how virulent a thing is.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

virulence f (plural virulences)

  1. virulence

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