brimstone

noun

brim·​stone ˈbrim-ˌstōn How to pronounce brimstone (audio)
: sulfur

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Brimstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brimstone. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

brimstone

noun
brim·​stone ˈbrim-ˌstōn How to pronounce brimstone (audio)
: sulfur

Medical Definition

brimstone

noun
brim·​stone ˈbrim-ˌstōn How to pronounce brimstone (audio)
: sulfur

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