sulfuric

adjective
sul·​fu·​ric | \ ˌsəl-ˈfyu̇r-ik How to pronounce sulfuric (audio) \
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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On 22 June, Russia’s Raikoke volcano blasted ash and sulfuric gas 17 kilometers into the stratosphere. Alex Fox, Science | AAAS, "This sulfur-spewing Russian volcano is turning sunsets purple," 13 Sep. 2019 Authorities already had closed a long stretch of Highway 130, one of the main arteries through Puna, because of the threat of sulfuric gas. Washington Post, "Quakes, lava and gas: Hawaii residents flee volcanic threats," 5 May 2018 The fluffy-robed, petal-scented beautifiers, and the sulfuric science labs that open airways, clear orifices, aid ailments and generally get stuff done. Gemma Askham, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Barcelona," 4 Mar. 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 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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1788, in the meaning defined above

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sulfuric

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

Medical Definition of sulfuric

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

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