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English noun: vitriol

1. vitriol (substance) (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry

Synonymsoil of vitriol, sulfuric acid, sulphuric acid

Broader (hypernym)acid

Narrower (hyponym)battery acid, electrolyte acid

Substance holonymatomic number 16, S, sulfur, sulphur

2. vitriol (communication) abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will

Synonymsinvective, vituperation

Broader (hypernym)abuse, contumely, insult, revilement, vilification

English verb: vitriol

1. vitriol (perception) expose to the effects of vitriol or injure with vitriol

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)subject

2. vitriol (communication) subject to bitter verbal abuse

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe

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