from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A highly corrosive, dense, oily liquid, H2SO4, colorless to dark brown depending on its purity and used to manufacture a wide variety of chemicals and materials including fertilizers, paints, detergents, and explosives. Also called oil of vitriol, vitriol.
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- n. A transparent, oily liquid, formula H2SO4, that is a strong acid with very many industrial applications.
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- n. (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry
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