Is it sulfur or sulphur?
Recent Examples of sulfur from the Web
Kenya already has reduced the consumption of fuel with high levels of polluting sulfur by tightening diesel import laws, said Jane Akumu, who works on promoting clean fuels and vehicles for Africa at United Nations Environment.
But diets full of meat can produce a lot of farts too (as red meat contains sulfur and other foul-smelling compounds).
On Monday morning, the air near the building carried a pungent, sulfur-like odor.
From 2020, vessels must buy fuel with less sulfur, or alternatively be fitted with equipment to curb emissions of the pollutant.
Just seven months after landing, Curiosity analyzed a rock sample that contained sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon—the key chemical ingredients needed to sustain life.
That's true, at least in theory, because much of the sulfur from coal will be removed during the process.
The aroma — a sharp mix of sulfur and rubber — comes not from the wine, but from the can, said Todd Bostock, co-owner of Dos Cabezas, specifically, the interior lining of the can.
They are then sun-dried in open fields and treated with burning sulfur.
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Origin and Etymology of sulfur
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
SULFUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sulfur for English Language Learners
chemistry : a yellow chemical element that has a strong, unpleasant odor when it is burned and that is used in making paper, gunpowder, medicine, etc.
SULFUR Defined for Kids
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