de·​sul·​fur·​i·​za·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌsəl-fər-ə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce desulfurization (audio) \

Definition of desulfurization

: the removal of sulfur or sulfur compounds (as from coal or flue gas)

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desulfurize \ (ˌ)dē-​ˈsəl-​fər-​ˌīz How to pronounce desulfurize (audio) \ transitive verb

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The man, whose surname was given as Zhao, had overseen the shutdown of desulfurization equipment, the report said. Edward Wong, New York Times, "China to Plant ‘Green Necklace’ of Trees Around Beijing to Fight Smog," 23 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of desulfurization

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of desulfurization was in 1854

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