Vitriolize
Vitriolize Vit"ri*ol*ize, v. t. [Cf. F. vitrioliser.] 1. To convert into a vitriol; to vitriolate. [1913 Webster]

2. To injure (a person) with vitriol, or sulphuric acid, as by throwing it upon the face. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • vitriolize — [vi′trē ə līz΄] vt. vitriolized, vitriolizing 1. to convert into vitriol 2. to subject to the action of vitriol …   English World dictionary

  • vitriolize — vitriolization, n. /vi tree euh luyz /, v.t., vitriolized, vitriolizing. 1. to treat with or change into vitriol. 2. to injure or burn with sulfuric acid. Also, esp. Brit., vitriolise. [1685 95; VITRIOL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • vitriolize — vitriolization, n. /vi tree euh luyz /, v.t., vitriolized, vitriolizing. 1. to treat with or change into vitriol. 2. to injure or burn with sulfuric acid. Also, esp. Brit., vitriolise. [1685 95; VITRIOL + IZE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • -oled — Vitriol Vit ri*ol, v. t. [imp. & p. p. { oled}or { olled}; p. pr. & vb. n. { oling} or { olling}.] [From {Vitriol}, n.] 1. (Metal.) To dip in dilute sulphuric acid; to pickle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To vitriolize. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -oling — Vitriol Vit ri*ol, v. t. [imp. & p. p. { oled}or { olled}; p. pr. & vb. n. { oling} or { olling}.] [From {Vitriol}, n.] 1. (Metal.) To dip in dilute sulphuric acid; to pickle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To vitriolize. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -olled — Vitriol Vit ri*ol, v. t. [imp. & p. p. { oled}or { olled}; p. pr. & vb. n. { oling} or { olling}.] [From {Vitriol}, n.] 1. (Metal.) To dip in dilute sulphuric acid; to pickle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To vitriolize. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -olling — Vitriol Vit ri*ol, v. t. [imp. & p. p. { oled}or { olled}; p. pr. & vb. n. { oling} or { olling}.] [From {Vitriol}, n.] 1. (Metal.) To dip in dilute sulphuric acid; to pickle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To vitriolize. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vitriol — Vit ri*ol, v. t. [imp. & p. p. { oled}or { olled}; p. pr. & vb. n. { oling} or { olling}.] [From {Vitriol}, n.] 1. (Metal.) To dip in dilute sulphuric acid; to pickle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To vitriolize. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vitriolise — /ˈvɪtriəlaɪz/ (say vitreeuhluyz) verb (t) (vitriolised, vitriolising) 1. to treat with or change into vitriol. 2. to injure or burn with vitriol or sulphuric acid, as by throwing it in someone s face. Also, vitriolize. –vitriolisation… …   Australian English dictionary

  • vitriolized — ˈvi.trēəˌlīzd adjective Etymology: from past participle of obsolete English vitriolize to subject to the action of vitriol, from English vitriol (I) + ize : subjected to the action of vitriol and especially oil of vitriol …   Useful english dictionary

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