sul·​fu·​rize ˈsəl-fə-ˌrīz How to pronounce sulfurize (audio)
sulfurized; sulfurizing

transitive verb

: to treat with sulfur or a sulfur compound

Word History

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sulfurize was in 1794

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Cite this Entry

“Sulfurize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


transitive verb
variants or chiefly British sulphurize also sulphurise
sulfurized or chiefly British sulphurized also sulphurised; sulfurizing or chiefly British sulphurizing also sulphurising
: to treat with sulfur or a sulfur compound
sulfurization noun
or chiefly British sulphurization also sulphurisation
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