- n. inorganic chemistry, chiefly UK alternative spelling of sulfur dioxide.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) a colorless gas, SO2, of a pungent, suffocating odor, produced by the burning of sulphur. It is employed chiefly in the production of sulphuric acid, and as a reagent in bleaching; -- called also
sulphurous anhydride, and formerly sulphurous acid.
- n. a colorless toxic gas (SO2) that occurs in the gases from volcanoes; used in many manufacturing processes and present in industrial emissions; causes acid rain
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