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vit·ri·ol

vitriol

 
pronunciation:
vI tri l [or] vI tri ol
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: sulfuric acid.
definition 2: any of several metallic sulfates, such as copper sulfate or zinc sulfate.
definition 3: a very biting or harsh quality, as in criticism, or language having such a quality.
The losing candidate's concession speech, far from being gracious, was dripping with vitriol.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: vitriols, vitrioling, vitrioled
definition: to use vitriol on.