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sulfur dioxide

noun

Simple Definition of sulfur dioxide

  • chemistry : a gas that has a strong smell, that is used in many industries, and that contributes to air pollution

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sulfur dioxide

  1. :  a heavy pungent toxic gas SO2 that is easily condensed to a colorless liquid, is used especially in making sulfuric acid, in bleaching, as a preservative, and as a refrigerant, and is a major air pollutant especially in industrial areas

1869

First Known Use of sulfur dioxide

1869


Medical Dictionary

sulfur dioxide

noun

Medical Definition of sulfur dioxide

  1. :  a heavy pungent toxic gas SO2 that is easily condensed to a colorless liquid, is used especially in making sulfuric acid, in bleaching, as a preservative, and as a refrigerant, and is a major air pollutant especially in industrial areas




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