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sul·phur

 (sŭl′fər)
n. & v.
Variant of sulfur.

sulphur

(ˈsʌlfə) or

sulfur

n
(Elements & Compounds)
a. an allotropic nonmetallic element, occurring free in volcanic regions and in combined state in gypsum, pyrite, and galena. The stable yellow rhombic form converts on heating to monoclinic needles. It is used in the production of sulphuric acid, in the vulcanization of rubber, and in fungicides. Symbol: S; atomic no: 16; atomic wt: 32.066; valency: 2, 4, or 6; relative density: 2.07 (rhombic), 1.957 (monoclinic); melting pt: 115.22°C (rhombic), 119.0°C (monoclinic); boiling pt: 444.674°C. thionic
b. (as modifier): sulphur springs.
[C14 soufre, from Old French, from Latin sulfur]
sulphuric, sulfuric adj

sul•fur

(ˈsʌl fər)

n.
1. Also, esp. Brit., sulphur. a nonmetallic element, ordinarily a flammable yellow solid, of widespread occurrence in combined form, as in sulfide and sulfate compounds and cellular protein: used esp. in making gunpowder and matches, in medicine, and in vulcanizing rubber.Symbol: S; at. wt.: 32.064; at. no.: 16; sp. gr.: 2.07 at 20° C.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin sulp(h)ur, sulfur brimstone, sulfur]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sulphur - an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic elementsulphur - an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)
chemical element, element - any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
brimstone, native sulfur, native sulphur - an old name for sulfur
sulfide, sulphide - a compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive
oil of vitriol, sulfuric acid, sulphuric acid, vitriol - (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry
Verb1.sulphur - treat with sulphur in order to preserve; "These dried fruits are sulphured"
process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"

sulphur

noun
Related words
adjective thionic
Translations
كِبْريت
síra
svovl
kén
brennisteinn
sierasulfatas
sērs
síra

sulphur

[ˈsʌlfəʳ]
A. Nazufre m
B. CPD sulphur dioxide Ndióxido m de azufre

sulphur

[ˈsʌlfər] (British) sulfur (US) nsoufre msulphur dioxide (British) sulfur dioxide (US) nanhydride m sulfureuxsulphuric acid [sʌlˌfjʊərɪkˈæsɪd] (British) sulfuric acid (US) adjacide m sulfurique

sulphur

, (US) sulfur
nSchwefel m

sulphur

[ˈsʌlfəʳ] nzolfo

sulphur

(American) sulfur (ˈsalfə) noun
a light yellow non-metallic element found in the earth, which burns with a blue flame giving off a choking smell and is used in matches, gunpowder etc.
ˈsulphate (-feit) noun
any of several substances containing sulphur, oxygen and some other element.

sulphur, sulfur

n azufre m; — dioxide dióxido de azufre