Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or containing sulfur, especially with valence 6.

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  • adj. Of, or relating to sulfur, especially in its higher oxidation state

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  • adj. of or relating to or containing sulfur

Etymologies

sulfur +‎ -ic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Recently, discoveries have been made which have pointed to a different kind of acid, namely sulfuric acid, being responsible for the rock dissolution in caves worldwide.

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  • | Reply | Permalink and she is surrounded by "sulfuric" smells.

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  • Susan's behavior becomes stranger, and she is surrounded by "sulfuric" smells.

    Is Bobby Jindal -- Who May Be On McCain's Veep Shortlist -- An Exorcist?

  • Suspended particulate matter consists of tiny particles of dust, soot, asbestos, and salts, and of microscopic droplets of liquids such as sulfuric acid and pesticides.

    AP Environmental Science Chapter 16- Air, Water and Soils

  • The combustion of petroleum products containing sulfur compounds produces undesirables such as sulfuric acid and sulfur dioxide.

    Hydrocarbon chemistry

  • " She looked at the distilling apparatus on my counter in fascination, the alcohol bath bubbling gently away in its great glass bubble over a low flame and the oil of vitriol-later to be known as sulfuric acid-slicking its slow way down the slanted tubing, its malign hot scent lurking below the usual surgery smells of roots and herbs.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Products include inorganic basic chemicals such as sulfuric or nitric acids, inorganic salts such as ammonium bicarbonate and specialties such as boranes, carbonyl iron powder, glues, impregnating resins, electronic chemicals and fertilizer, to name but a few.

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  • The toxic substances, such as sulfuric acid, chlorine and mercury, are considered so potent that, in sufficient concentrations, they could kill or cause cancer, reproductive problems or other disorders in people, fish or wildlife.

    News for Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • With a severe temperature inversion, poisonous gases such as sulfuric acid and nitrogen dioxide were trapped in the stagnant air of the Donora mill town in the Monongahela River Valley in Pennsylvania.

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  • This is a story of a community hoping to recapture its California dream, despite living next to a site that for 70 years was a dumping ground for oil drilling byproducts, construction and plastic materials, such as sulfuric acid and styrene.

    The Orange County Register - Homepage

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