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de·sul·fur·ize

 (dē-sŭl′fə-rīz′)
tr.v. de·sul·fur·ized, de·sul·fur·iz·ing, de·sul·fur·iz·es
To eliminate sulfur from (petroleum, for example).

de·sul′fur·i·za′tion (-fər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.

de•sul•fu•rize

or de•sul•phu•rize

(diˈsʌl fyəˌraɪz, -fə-)

v.t. -rized, -riz•ing.
to remove sulfur from.
[1860–65]
de•sul`fu•ri•za′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.desulfurize - remove sulfur from
get rid of, remove - dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
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For large foundries, the number that desulfurizes is down from 55% in 1988 to 34% in 1998.
He has also been involved with developing technology that removes carcinogenic materials from fuel and other chemicals, and research technology that desulfurizes fuel in order to reduce emissions and remove odors for a cleaner environment.
The addition of magnesium desulfurizes the iron and causes the graphite to grow as nodules rather than flakes, however, the nodule size and nodularity can vary depending upon composition and cooling rate.