sulphuric acid
noun see sulfuric acid

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  • Sulphuric acid — Sulphuric Sul*phu ric, a. [Cf. F. sulfurique.] 1. Of or pertaining to sulphur; as, a sulphuric smell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Derived from, or containing, sulphur; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sulphuric acid — ► NOUN ▪ a strong acid made by oxidizing solutions of sulphur dioxide …   English terms dictionary

  • sulphuric acid — Sulphur Sul phur, n. [L., better sulfur: cf. F. soufre.] 1. (Chem.) A nonmetallic element occurring naturally in large quantities, either combined as in the sulphides (as pyrites) and sulphates (as gypsum), or native in volcanic regions, in vast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sulphuric acid — [[t]sʌlfjʊ͟ərɪk æ̱sɪd[/t]] N UNCOUNT Sulphuric acid is a colourless, oily, and very powerful acid. (in AM, use sulfuric acid) …   English dictionary

  • sulphuric acid — noun (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry • Syn: ↑vitriol, ↑oil of vitriol, ↑sulfuric acid • Derivationally related forms: ↑vitriolic (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sulphuric acid — a powerful corrosive acid, H2SO4, widely used in industry. Swallowing the acid causes severe burning of the mouth and throat and difficulty in breathing, speaking, and swallowing. The patient should drink large quantities of milk or water or… …   Medical dictionary

  • sulphuric acid — sul|phu|ric ac|id BrE sulfuric acid AmE [sʌlˌfjuərık ˈæsıd US ˌfjur ] n [U] a powerful acid …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sulphuric acid — strong acid that attacks organic compounds, acid used in refining and industry …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sulphuric acid — BrE, sulfuric acid AmE noun (U) a powerful acid …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sulphuric acid — a powerful corrosive acid, H2SO4, widely used in industry. Swallowing the acid causes severe burning of the mouth and throat and difficulty in breathing, speaking, and swallowing. The patient should drink large quantities of milk or water or… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sulphuric acid — /sʌlˌfjurɪk ˈæsəd/ (say sul.fyoohrik asuhd) noun the dibasic acid of sulphur, H2SO4, a colourless, corrosive, oily liquid, made from sulphur trioxide and used in many industrial processes; oil of vitriol. Also, sulfuric acid …   Australian English dictionary

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