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English noun: sulfur

1. sulfur (substance) an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)

Synonymsatomic number 16, S, sulphur

Broader (hypernym)chemical element, element

Narrower (hyponym)brimstone, native sulfur, native sulphur

Substance meronymoil of vitriol, sulfide, sulfuric acid, sulphide, sulphuric acid, vitriol

English verb: sulfur

1. sulfur (change) treat with sulphur in order to preserve

SamplesThese dried fruits are sulphured.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)process, treat

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