(Computer Science) A computer program that duplicates itself in a manner that is harmful to normal computer use. Most viruses work by attaching themselves to another program. The amount of damage varies; viruses may erase all data or do nothing but reproduce themselves.
Anything harmful or destructive to happiness or welfare, such as an idea, emotion, etc.
To treat a microscope specimen with a dye
To contaminate (water, air, etc.) with harmful chemicals, waste material, etc.
To cause the invasion, as of a cell, with a microorganism or other infectious agent:
To undergo decay.
To cause to become rotten; spoil:
To work upon insidiously and cause to deteriorate
To destroy totally; ravage:
To cook in boiling water or other liquid
(Dialectal) To bring forth (young) prematurely, said of cattle, sheep, horses, etc.
To vitiate is to corrupt, invalidate or weaken morally.
To turn another way; to divert.
To debase, especially morally; corrupt.
To undermine the confidence or morale of; dishearten:
To lead astray morally; corrupt; deprave
To debase is defined as to cheapen, or make lower in value or quality.
To treat in a brutal way
The definition of a pestilence is any infectious, fatal disease that is widespread or an evil influence or deliverer.
The invasion of bodily tissue by pathogenic microorganisms that proliferate, resulting in tissue injury that can progress to disease:
The definition of an ulcer is an open sore on the surface of the skin or inside the body in a mucous membrane.
Any of various poisonous substances secreted by certain snakes, spiders, scorpions, and insects and transmitted to a victim by a bite or sting. Venoms are highly concentrated fluids that typically consist of dozens or hundreds of powerful enzymes, peptides, and smaller organic compounds. These compounds target and disable specific chemicals in the victim, damaging cellular and organ system function. Snake venoms, for example, contain substances that block platelet aggregation (causing bleeding) and that prevent the release of acetylcholine by nerve endings (causing muscle paralysis). Many substances contained in venoms are under investigation for use as pharmaceuticals.
The definition of bane means something that will kill, destroy or distress someone.
A sore, usually infected spot on the body, as an ulcer, boil, or blister
Damage or harm done to or suffered by a person or thing:
(Uncountable, euphemistic) Correction of deficits, as by psychological counseling or medication or social support or remedial training.
To get rid of (impurities or dirt, for example); remove:
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