virus

noun
1 sth that causes disease; a disease
ADJECTIVE
deadly, killer, lethal
nasty
virulent
infectious
AIDS, flu, hepatitis, herpes, HIV, measles, etc.
airborne
live
computer, email
VERB + VIRUS
be infected with, catch, contract, get
carry
pass, pass on, spread, transmit

An infected person can pass the virus to others.

isolate
inactivate
fight
detect, discover, identify
VIRUS + VERB
infect sb/sth
attack sb/sth, kill sb/sth

The virus attacks cells in the body.

cause sth
mutate
spread
replicate (itself)
VIRUS + NOUN
infection
vaccine
transmission
2 computer virus
ADJECTIVE
computer, email
VERB + VIRUS
be infected with
create, develop, write

to write computer viruses

VIRUS + VERB
attack sth, destroy sth
spread
VIRUS + NOUN
threat, warning
protection, scanner
writer

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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