Vir"u*lence (?), Vir"u*len*cy (?), n. [Cf. F. virulence, L. virulentia an offensive odor, a stench.]

1.

The quality or state of being virulent or venomous; poisonousness; malignancy.

2.

Extreme bitterness or malignity of disposition.

"Refuted without satirical virulency."

Barrow.

The virulence of one declaimer, or the profundities and sublimities of the other. I. Taylor.

 

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