oil of vitriol

noun phrase

Definition of oil of vitriol

: concentrated sulfuric acid

First Known Use of oil of vitriol

1580, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oil of vitriol was in 1580

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“Oil of vitriol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oil%20of%20vitriol. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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oil of vitriol

noun

Medical Definition of oil of vitriol

: concentrated sulfuric acid

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