- (of a disease or tumor) growing or spreading rapidly; highly invasive; difficult or impossible to treat successfully: aggressive brain lesions.
- pertaining to a risky surgery or treatment, or to a medication that has grave side effects: aggressive chemotherapy.
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Other types of caterpillars have shown similar aggressive behavior in other settings.Monarch caterpillars head-butt each other to fight for scarce food|Curtis Segarra|November 19, 2020|Science News
Talk a lot about not sitting back on baseballs, being more aggressive, all those things.The Nationals’ defensive philosophy is changing. Just look at the shift.|Jesse Dougherty|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
As Twitter has gotten increasingly aggressive about policing election-related misinformation in recent weeks, conservatives are turning to a small alternative site called Parler.Conservative social media site Parler shoots to the top of the download charts postelection|Aaron Pressman|November 9, 2020|Fortune
Places that do open, such as schools, could try to adopt aggressive testing-and-tracing regimes to try to keep the coronavirus under some control.50 million world Covid-19 cases: The biggest outbreaks, explained|Christina Animashaun|November 9, 2020|Vox
“We think we have an opportunity to get aggressive, and that’s what we’re trying to do,” says McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski.McDonald’s CEO says the fast food giant has ‘an opportunity to get aggressive’|Beth Kowitt|November 9, 2020|Fortune