sulfurous


sul·fu·rous

adjective \ˈsəl-fə-rəs, -fyə- also especially for 1a ˌsəl-ˈfyr-əs\

chemistry : of, relating to, or containing sulfur

Full Definition of SULFUROUS

1
a :  of, relating to, or containing sulfur especially with a lower valence than sulfuric compounds <sulfurous esters>
b :  resembling or emanating from sulfur and especially burning sulfur
2
a :  of, relating to, or dealing with the fire of hell :  infernal
b :  scathing, virulent <sulfurous denunciations>
c :  profane, blasphemous <sulfurous language>
See Usage Discussion at sulfur
sul·fu·rous·ly adverb
sul·fu·rous·ness noun

Variants of SULFUROUS

sul·fu·rous also sul·phu·rous \ˈsəl-fə-rəs, -fyə- also especially for 1a ˌsəl-ˈfyr-əs\

First Known Use of SULFUROUS

15th century

Rhymes with SULFUROUS

sul·fu·rous

adjective    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SULFUROUS

1
: of, relating to, or containing sulfur especially with a lower valence than sulfuric compounds <sulfurous esters>
2
: resembling or emanating from sulfur and especially burning sulfur

Variants of SULFUROUS

sul·fu·rous or chiefly British sul·phu·rous \ˈsəl-f(y)ə-rəs, also especially for 1 ˌsəl-ˈfyr-əs\

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