sulphuric

adj. (US sulfuric) Chem. containing sexivalent sulphur.
Phrases and idioms:
sulphuric acid a dense oily colourless highly acid and corrosive fluid much used in the chemical industry.
Usage:
Chem. formula: H2SO4.
Etymology: F sulfurique (as SULPHUR)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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 valence as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sulphuric — (US sulfuric) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ containing sulphur or sulphuric acid …   English terms dictionary

  • sulphuric — see SULFURIC (Cf. sulfuric) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sulphuric — adj. Sulphuric/sulfuric is used with these nouns: ↑acid …   Collocations dictionary

  • sulphuric — [sʌl fjʊərɪk] (US sulfuric) adjective containing sulphur or sulphuric acid …   English new terms dictionary

  • sulphuric — adjective alternative spelling of sulfuric …   Wiktionary

  • sulphuric — sul·phu·ric || sÊŒl fjÊŠrɪk / fjÊŠÉ™r adj. of or pertaining to sulphur; containing sulphur …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sulphuric — /sʌlˈfjurɪk / (say sul fyoohrik), / ˈfjʊə / (say fyoouh ) adjective of, relating to, or containing sulphur, especially in the hexavalent stage. Also, sulfuric …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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 anhydride — 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

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