Definition of Desulfur

1. Verb. (transitive) to remove the sulfur from something (such as petroleum or flue gases) ¹



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Definition of Desulfur

1. to free from sulfur [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Desulfur

desudation
desudations
desuetude
desuetudes
desugar
desugared
desugaring
desugars
desulfhydrase
desulfhydrases
desulfinase
desulfo xanthine dehydrogenase
desulfoglucosinolate sulfotransferase
desulfur (current term)
desulfurase
desulfurases
desulfurate
desulfurated
desulfurates
desulfurating
desulfured
desulfuring
desulfurise
desulfurised
desulfurises
desulfurising
desulfurization
desulfurizations

Literary usage of Desulfur

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1. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"... desulfur. dessous, adv. Л prep, below, under, underneath, beneath. —m. under side, bottom; wrong side (of cloth) ; support for a dish. ..."

2. One Earth, One Future: Our Changing Global Environment by Cheryl Simon Silver, Ruth S. DeFries (1990)
"... and spraying the exhaust with wet limestone to neutralize the acid (a process known as flue-gas desulfur- ization). These methods have trade-offs. ..."

3. Bioremediation: Nature's Cleanup Tool by Michael Sims (1993)
"To obtain this "inorganic" sulfur, researchers are experimenting with a wide variety of desulfur- Of course, since natural microbes are notoriously slow ..."

4. Making Economic and Environmental Sense: How Green Technology Works Better by Karen Flagstad (1994)
"Japan's adaptation of flue-gas desulfur- ization for Chinese power plants is an example of this approach. There is an especially critical need to expand ..."

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