hydrogen sulfide

noun

: a flammable poisonous gas H2S that has an odor suggestive of rotten eggs and is found especially in many mineral waters and in putrefying matter

Examples of hydrogen sulfide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But many have been left open, often in disrepair, polluting groundwater and leaking toxic gases like hydrogen sulfide into the air. Delger Erdenesanaa, New York Times, 24 May 2024 At the surface, acetylene, hydrogen sulfides and phosphine molecules brush the planet into varied swirls that ring the planet. Shi En Kim, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 May 2024 To date, levels of hydrogen sulfide have repeatedly measured between 10 ppb and 28.48 ppb. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2024 The vapors might contain hydrogen sulfide, which can be lethal if inhaled in a concentrated amount. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for hydrogen sulfide 

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hydrogen sulfide was in 1869

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“Hydrogen sulfide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrogen%20sulfide. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

hydrogen sulfide

noun
: a flammable poisonous gas with a disagreeable odor suggestive of rotten eggs

Medical Definition

hydrogen sulfide

noun
: a flammable poisonous gas H2S that has an odor suggestive of rotten eggs and is found especially in many mineral waters and in putrefying matter
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