HyperDic: sulphur

English > 2 senses of the word sulphur:
NOUNsubstancesulphur, sulfur, S, atomic number 16an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element
VERBchangesulphur, sulfurtreat with sulphur in order to preserve
sulphur > pronunciation
Soundssah'lfer
Rhymesaquifer ... zephyr / Zephyr: 60 rhymes with fer...
English > sulphur: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningAn 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).
Synonymssulfur, S, atomic number 16
Narrowerbrimstone, native sulfur, native sulphurAn old name for sulfur
Broaderchemical element, elementAny 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
Substance ofsulfide, sulphideA compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive
vitriol, oil of vitriol, sulfuric acid, sulphuric acid(H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide
Spanishazufre, número atómico 16, S
Catalannúmero atòmic 16, S, sofre
Adjectivessulphuricof or relating to or containing sulfur
sulphurousof or related to or containing sulfur or derived from sulfur
Verbssulphurtreat with sulphur in order to preserve
English > sulphur: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningtreat with sulphur in order to preserve.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"These dried fruits are sulphured"
Synonymsulfur
Broaderprocess, treatsubject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
Spanishazufrar, sulfatar
Catalanensulfatar, sulfatar
Nounssulphuran abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element

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