American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A pale yellow nonmetallic element occurring widely in nature in several free and combined allotropic forms. It is used in black gunpowder, rubber vulcanization, the manufacture of insecticides and pharmaceuticals, and in the preparation of sulfur compounds such as hydrogen sulfide and sulfuric acid. Atomic number 16; atomic weight 32.066; melting point (rhombic) 112.8°C, (monoclinic) 119.0°C; boiling point 444.6°C; specific gravity (rhombic) 2.07, (monoclinic) 1.957; valence 2, 4, 6. See Table at element.
- v. To treat with sulfur or a compound of sulfur.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An amended (restored) spelling of sulphur (Latin sulfur).
- n. uncountable A chemical element (symbol S) with an atomic number of 16.
- n. countable, uncountable A yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur.
- adj. Of a yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur.
- v. transitive To treat with sulfur, or a sulfur compound, especially to preserve or to counter agricultural pests.
- v. treat with sulphur in order to preserve
- n. an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)
- Middle English, from Anglo-Norman sulfre, from Latin sulfur (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Anglo-Norman sulfre, from Latin sulfur. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Anti biotic component is known as allicin sulfur compound which is estimated has anti depressant activity.”
“Get sulfur from a pharmacy and mix some into vaseline or a thick hand cream.”
“Therefore, sulfur is one of the main components present in the sample.”
“Peckitt's instructions call for dipping silver leaf in sulfur and then calcining it.”
“As for the mineral colors, sulfur is an essential ingredient of such colors as orpiment and cinnabar, and it can never be removed.”
“U.S. gas used to be as high 500 ppm in sulfur, but many states now are under 100 ppm even 40 ppm in some places.”
“The environmental emissions of Neste Oil's operations remained low throughout the year, with the exception of short-term sulfur dioxide emissions in July, resulting from flaring due to technical and operational problems.”
“One theory is that it could have been a leak of a chemical that's used to give natural gas an aroma, smelling a bit like sulfur, which is what a lot of people were smelling, they say, during their morning commute and arrival at their offices.”
“TOM KINTON, AVIATION DIRECTOR, LOGAN AIRPORT: We're told the flight attendants became alerted to a smell of sulfur, which is the match, and immediately took action when they saw what this individual was attempting to do, and literally tackled the individual and get into a, you know, a wrestling match in attempt to subdue this action.”
“KINTON: We're told the flight attendants became alerted to a smell of sulfur, which is a match and immediately took action when they saw what this individual was attempting to do, and literally tackled the individual and get into a-- you know, a wrestling match in attempt to subdue and stop this action, and apparently were successful in doing that, thankfully.”
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