brimstone

noun
brim·​stone | \ ˈbrim-ˌstōn How to pronounce brimstone (audio) \

Definition of brimstone

: sulfur

First Known Use of brimstone

12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brimstone

Middle English brinston, probably from birnen to burn + ston stone

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The first known use of brimstone was in the 12th century

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“Brimstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brimstone. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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brimstone

noun

English Language Learners Definition of brimstone

: sulfur

brimstone

noun
brim·​stone | \ ˈbrim-ˌstōn How to pronounce brimstone (audio) \

Medical Definition of brimstone

: sulfur

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