adj. (US sulfurous)
1 relating to or suggestive of sulphur, esp. in colour.
2 Chem. containing quadrivalent sulphur.
Phrases and idioms:
sulphurous acid an unstable weak acid used as a reducing and bleaching acid.
Etymology: L sulphurosus f. SULPHUR

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  • Sulphurous — Sul phur*ous, a. [L. sulphurosus, sulfurosus: cf. F. sulfureux.] 1. Of or pertaining to sulphur. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) (a) Derived from, or containing, sulphur; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sulphurous — (US sulfurous) ► ADJECTIVE 1) containing or derived from sulphur. 2) pale yellow …   English terms dictionary

  • sulphurous — [[t]sʌ̱lfərəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Sulphurous air or places contain sulphur or smell of sulphur. ...sulphurous volcanic gases. ...a sulphurous spring. (in AM, use sulfurous) …   English dictionary

  • sulphurous — adjective see sulfurous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sulphurous — sulphurously, adv. sulphurousness, n. /sul feuhr euhs, sul fyoor euhs/, adj. 1. sulfurous (defs. 1, 2). 2. pertaining to the fires of hell; hellish or satanic. 3. fiery or heated. [1520 30; sp. var. of SULFUROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • sulphurous — adjective alternative spelling of sulfurous …   Wiktionary

  • sulphurous — sul|phu|rous BrE sulfurous AmE [ˈsʌlfərəs] adj related to, full of, or used with sulphur …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sulphurous — {{11}} see SULFUROUS (Cf. sulfurous). {{12}} see SULFUROUS (Cf. sulfurous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sulphurous — sul·phu·rous || sÊŒlfÉ™rÉ™s adj. of or pertaining to sulphur, containing sulfur; of or from burning sulphur; hellish; fiery, hot and stifling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sulphurous — [ sʌlf(ə)rəs] (US sulfurous) adjective 1》 containing or derived from sulphur. 2》 pale yellow. 3》 marked by anger or profanity …   English new terms dictionary

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