[ vahy-ruh l ]
/ ˈvaɪ rəl /
of, relating to, or caused by a virus.
pertaining to or involving the spreading of information and opinions about a product or service from person to person, especially on the Internet or in emails: a clever viral ad.See also viral marketing.
becoming very popular by circulating quickly from person to person, especially through the Internet: the most memorable viral videos; This book is already viral two weeks before its official publication date.
pertaining to a computer virus.
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Idioms for viral
go viral, to spread rapidly via the Internet, email, or other media: Footage of the candidate's off-color remarks went viral within minutes.
OTHER WORDS FROM viralan·ti·vi·ral, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH viralviral virile
Words nearby viral
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Example sentences from the Web for antiviral
A low count spelled serious trouble, whereas high and stable numbers were seen in those with a good response to antiviral drugs.
It proved resistant to every one of the antibiotics and antiviral agents in the Lancet's stockroom.Star Surgeon|Alan Nourse
British Dictionary definitions for antiviral (1 of 2)
/ (ˌæntɪˈvaɪrəl) /
inhibiting the growth of viruses
any antiviral drug: used to treat diseases caused by viruses, such as herpes infections and AIDS
British Dictionary definitions for antiviral (2 of 2)
/ (ˈvaɪrəl) /
of, relating to, or caused by a virus
(of a video, image, story, etc) spread quickly and widely among internet users via social networking sites, e-mail, etc
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Medical definitions for antiviral (1 of 2)
[ ăn′tē-vī′rəl, ăn′tī- ]
Destroying or inhibiting the growth and reproduction of viruses.
Other words from antiviralan′ti•vi′ral n.
Medical definitions for antiviral (2 of 2)
[ vī′rəl ]
Of, relating to, or caused by a virus.
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