sulfurize

verb
sul·​fu·​rize | \ ˈsəl-fə-ˌrīz How to pronounce sulfurize (audio) , -fyə- \
sulfurized; sulfurizing

Definition of sulfurize

transitive verb

: to treat with sulfur or a sulfur compound

First Known Use of sulfurize

1794, in the meaning defined above

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sulfuric ether

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sulfur match

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“Sulfurize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sulfurize. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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sulfurize

transitive verb
sul·​fur·​ize
variants: or chiefly British sulphurize also sulphurise \ ˈsəl-​f(y)ə-​ˌrīz How to pronounce sulfurize (audio) \
sulfurized or chiefly British sulphurized also sulphurised; sulfurizing or chiefly British sulphurizing also sulphurising

Medical Definition of sulfurize

: to treat with sulfur or a sulfur compound

Other Words from sulfurize

sulfurization or chiefly British sulphurization also sulphurisation \ ˌsəl-​f(y)ə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce sulfurize (audio) \ noun

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