oil of vitriol

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of oil of vitriol

: concentrated sulfuric acid

First Known Use of oil of vitriol

1580


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oil of vitriol

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medical Definition of oil of vitriol

: concentrated sulfuric acid

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