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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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