sulfuric

adjective
sul·fu·ric | \ˌsəl-ˈfyu̇r-ik \
variants: or chiefly British sulphuric

Definition of sulfuric 

: of, relating to, or containing sulfur especially with a higher valence than sulfurous compounds sulfuric esters

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Officials warned of the dangers of spattering hot rock and high levels of sulfuric gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems. Bloomberg.com, "Hawaii Braces for Long Upheaval as Erupting Kilauea Boils," 6 May 2018 Officials warned of the dangers of spattering hot rock and high levels of sulfuric gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems. Bloomberg.com, "Hawaii Braces for Long Upheaval as Erupting Kilauea Boils," 6 May 2018 Officials warned of the dangers of spattering hot rock and high levels of sulfuric gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems. Bloomberg.com, "Hawaii Braces for Long Upheaval as Erupting Kilauea Boils," 6 May 2018 Officials warned of the dangers of spattering hot rock and high levels of sulfuric gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems. Bloomberg.com, "Hawaii Braces for Long Upheaval as Erupting Kilauea Boils," 6 May 2018 Officials warned of the dangers of spattering hot rock and high levels of sulfuric gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems. Bloomberg.com, "Hawaii Braces for Long Upheaval as Erupting Kilauea Boils," 6 May 2018 In that situation, sulfuric gases burned parallel to lava, which gave off an electric blue glow. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, "Hawaii volcano creating blue flames from methane in cracked roads," 23 May 2018 Officials warned of the dangers of spattering hot rock and high levels of sulfuric gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems. Bloomberg.com, "Hawaii Braces for Long Upheaval as Erupting Kilauea Boils," 6 May 2018 Officials warned of the dangers of spattering hot rock and high levels of sulfuric gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems. Bloomberg.com, "Hawaii Braces for Long Upheaval as Erupting Kilauea Boils," 6 May 2018

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sulfuric

adjective
sul·fu·ric
variants: or chiefly British sulphuric \ˌsəl-ˈfyu̇(ə)r-ik \

Medical Definition of sulfuric 

: of, relating to, or containing sulfur especially with a higher valence than sulfurous compounds sulfuric esters

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