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sulfur

sul·fur (sul·phur)

sulfur (sulphur)

 
pronunciation:
suhl fr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a chemical element that has sixteen protons in each nucleus, that occurs as a pale yellow crystal, or in compounds such as sulfuric acid and the sulfur amino acids, and that has various industrial uses. (symbol: S)
definition 2: any of a variety of compounds containing sulfur and having a strong unpleasant odor reminiscent of rotten eggs, such as hydrogen sulfide.
definition 3: a slightly greenish yellow color; lemon yellow.
definition 4: any of various small butterflies that have yellow wings marked with black.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sulfured, sulfuring, sulfurs, sulphured, sulphuring, sulphurs
definition: to treat with sulfur or a compound containing sulfur.
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