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Meaning of SULPHUROUS

Pronunciation:  'sulfurus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; "the summer was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"
  2. [adj]  harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"
 

SULPHUROUS is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, hot, stifling, sulfurous, sultry, unpleasant, venomous, virulent, vitriolic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sul"phur*ous\, a. [L. sulphurosus, sulfurosus: cf.
F. sulfureux.]
1. Of or pertaining to sulphur.

2. (Chem.)
   (a) Derived from, or containing, sulphur; specifically,
       designating those compounds in which the element has a
       lower valence as contrasted with the sulphuric
       compounds.
   (b) Having the characteristic odor of sulphur dioxide, or
       of hydrogen sulphide, or of other sulphur compounds.

{Sulphurous acid}.
   (a) Sulphur dioxide. See under {Sulphur}. [Obs.]
   (b) An acid, {H2SO3}, not known in the free state except
       as a solution of sulphur dioxide in water, but forming
       a well-known series of salts (the sulphites).

{Sulphurous anhydride} (Chem.), sulphur dioxide. See under
   {Sulphur}.

 

 

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