Adjective "viral" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Of the nature of, caused by, or relating to a virus or viruses.
  1. 'It is a form of infection which is generally from the food passing through the bowels and can be bacterial or even viral.'
  2. 'Some doctors believe that pityriasis rosea is caused by a viral or bacterial infection.'
  3. 'Oral herpes is a viral infection that affects the mouth, throat, and parts of the face.'
  4. 'It is a sign of other problems in the body, and is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection.'
  5. 'Swabs taken into viral culture medium yielded herpes simplex virus type 2.'
  6. 'Further tests should show whether the whale had any bacterial or viral infection.'
  7. 'There are a number of causes of meningitis, including viral and bacterial infections.'
  8. 'A really complex microfluidic device ought to be able to synthesis a viral pathogen.'
  9. 'Dogs can be a host to several bacterial and viral infections that you can contract such as ring worm.'
  10. 'The three most common types of conjunctivitis are: viral, allergic and bacterial.'
(of an image, video, piece of information, etc.) circulated rapidly and widely from one Internet user to another.
  1. 'the video went viral and was seen by millions'
  2. 'It's a shame really, because the viral nature of the webnetthingy could have one of two profound effects on politics.'
  3. 'In fact the email is not viral, but the product of an online marketing initiative run by the e-card company.'


An image, video, piece of information, etc. that is circulated rapidly and widely on the Internet.
  1. 'The second most common virals today are emails.'
  2. 'As with all great virals, the story delivers a nice little twist at the end.'
  3. 'Businesses are waking up to the need for this high level of protection, but are still being bombarded by virals.'


1. of, relating to, or caused by a virus.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. pertaining to

More examples(as adjective)

"coughs can be viral in origins."

"infections can be viral."

"diseases can be viral."

"loads can be viral."

"proteins can be viral."

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