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vit·ri·ol

 (vĭt′rē-ōl′, -əl)
n.
1.
b. Any of various sulfates of metals, such as ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, or copper sulfate.
2. Bitterly abusive feeling or expression.
tr.v. vit·ri·oled, vit·ri·ol·ing, vit·ri·ols or vit·ri·olled or vit·ri·ol·ling
To expose or subject to vitriol.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin vitriolum, from Late Latin vitreolum, neuter of vitreolus, of glass, from Latin vitreus; see vitreous.]

vitriol

(ˈvɪtrɪˌɒl)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) another name for sulphuric acid
2. (Elements & Compounds) any one of a number of sulphate salts, such as ferrous sulphate (green vitriol), copper sulphate (blue vitriol), or zinc sulphate (white vitriol)
3. speech, writing, etc, displaying rancour, vituperation, or bitterness
vb (tr) , -ols, -oling, -oled, -olling or -olled
4. to attack or injure with or as if with vitriol
5. (Chemistry) to treat with vitriol
[C14: from Medieval Latin vitriolum, from Late Latin vitriolus glassy, from Latin vitrum glass, referring to the glossy appearance of the sulphates]

vit•ri•ol

(ˈvɪ tri əl)

n.
1. any of various glassy metallic sulfates, as copper sulfate or iron sulfate.
2. oil of vitriol; sulfuric acid.
3. something highly caustic or severe in effect, as criticism.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin vitreolum= Latin vitre(us) vitreous + -olum, neuter of -olus -ole1]

vitriol


Past participle: vitriolled/vitrioled
Gerund: vitriolling/vitrioling

Imperative
vitriol
vitriol
Present
I vitriol
you vitriol
he/she/it vitriols
we vitriol
you vitriol
they vitriol
Preterite
I vitriolled/vitrioled
you vitriolled/vitrioled
he/she/it vitriolled/vitrioled
we vitriolled/vitrioled
you vitriolled/vitrioled
they vitriolled/vitrioled
Present Continuous
I am vitriolling/vitrioling
you are vitriolling/vitrioling
he/she/it is vitriolling/vitrioling
we are vitriolling/vitrioling
you are vitriolling/vitrioling
they are vitriolling/vitrioling
Present Perfect
I have vitriolled/vitrioled
you have vitriolled/vitrioled
he/she/it has vitriolled/vitrioled
we have vitriolled/vitrioled
you have vitriolled/vitrioled
they have vitriolled/vitrioled
Past Continuous
I was vitriolling/vitrioling
you were vitriolling/vitrioling
he/she/it was vitriolling/vitrioling
we were vitriolling/vitrioling
you were vitriolling/vitrioling
they were vitriolling/vitrioling
Past Perfect
I had vitriolled/vitrioled
you had vitriolled/vitrioled
he/she/it had vitriolled/vitrioled
we had vitriolled/vitrioled
you had vitriolled/vitrioled
they had vitriolled/vitrioled
Future
I will vitriol
you will vitriol
he/she/it will vitriol
we will vitriol
you will vitriol
they will vitriol
Future Perfect
I will have vitriolled/vitrioled
you will have vitriolled/vitrioled
he/she/it will have vitriolled/vitrioled
we will have vitriolled/vitrioled
you will have vitriolled/vitrioled
they will have vitriolled/vitrioled
Future Continuous
I will be vitriolling/vitrioling
you will be vitriolling/vitrioling
he/she/it will be vitriolling/vitrioling
we will be vitriolling/vitrioling
you will be vitriolling/vitrioling
they will be vitriolling/vitrioling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vitriolling/vitrioling
you have been vitriolling/vitrioling
he/she/it has been vitriolling/vitrioling
we have been vitriolling/vitrioling
you have been vitriolling/vitrioling
they have been vitriolling/vitrioling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vitriolling/vitrioling
you will have been vitriolling/vitrioling
he/she/it will have been vitriolling/vitrioling
we will have been vitriolling/vitrioling
you will have been vitriolling/vitrioling
they will have been vitriolling/vitrioling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vitriolling/vitrioling
you had been vitriolling/vitrioling
he/she/it had been vitriolling/vitrioling
we had been vitriolling/vitrioling
you had been vitriolling/vitrioling
they had been vitriolling/vitrioling
Conditional
I would vitriol
you would vitriol
he/she/it would vitriol
we would vitriol
you would vitriol
they would vitriol
Past Conditional
I would have vitriolled/vitrioled
you would have vitriolled/vitrioled
he/she/it would have vitriolled/vitrioled
we would have vitriolled/vitrioled
you would have vitriolled/vitrioled
they would have vitriolled/vitrioled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vitriol - (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
atomic number 16, sulfur, sulphur, S - 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)
battery acid, electrolyte acid - dilute sulfuric acid used in storage batteries
2.vitriol - abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill willvitriol - abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
contumely, insult, revilement, vilification, abuse - a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; "when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"; "they yelled insults at the visiting team"
Verb1.vitriol - expose to the effects of vitriol or injure with vitriol
subject - cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to; "He subjected me to his awful poetry"; "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills"; "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"
2.vitriol - subject to bitter verbal abuse
lash out, attack, snipe, assail, assault, round - attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
Translations
vihtrilli

vitriol

[ˈvɪtrɪəl] Nvitriolo m

vitriol

[ˈvɪtriəl] n (= venomous attack) → attaques fpl au vitriol

vitriol

n (Chem) (= salt)Sulfat nt, → Vitriol nt; (= acid)Schwefelsäure f; (fig)Bissigkeit f, → Bosheit f

vitriol

[ˈvɪtrɪɒl] n (Chem) → vetriolo (fig) → veleno
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