Definition of Sulphur

1. Noun. 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).




2. Verb. Treat with sulphur in order to preserve. "These dried fruits are sulphured"
Exact synonyms: Sulfur
Generic synonyms: Process, Treat
Derivative terms: Sulfur

Definition of Sulphur

1. n. A nonmetallic element occurring naturally in large quantities, either combined as in the sulphides (as pyrites) and sulphates (as gypsum), or native in volcanic regions, in vast beds mixed with gypsum and various earthy materials, from which it is melted out. Symbol S. Atomic weight 32. The specific gravity of ordinary octohedral sulphur is 2.05; of prismatic sulphur, 1.96.

Definition of Sulphur

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of sulfur) ¹

2. Verb. (alternative spelling of sulfur) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sulphur

1. to sulfur [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: sulfur

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sulphur

sulphotransferase
sulphotransferases
sulphotsumoite
sulphotungstate
sulphotungstates
sulphotungstic acid
sulphovinic acid
sulphoxide
sulphoxides
sulphoximide
sulphoximides
sulphoximine
sulphoximines
sulphoxylate
sulphoxylates
sulphur (current term)
sulphur-bottom
sulphur-bottom whale
sulphur-colour
sulphur-coloured
sulphur-crested cockatoo
sulphur acid
sulphur alcohol
sulphur bacteria
sulphur bacterium
sulphur bath
sulphur bottom whale
sulphur cast
sulphur cockatoo

Literary usage of Sulphur

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"sulphur occurs in commerce in several forms. When cast into cylindrical or ... Chemically, sulphur has the symbol S, and an atomic weight of if O = 16, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"sulphur occurs abundantly, also, in combination with other elements, ... Many of the compounds of sulphur are valuable as ores of other elements than ..."

3. The Phase Rule and Its Applications by Alexander Findlay (1904)
"which transformation of one form into the other takes place on passing the transition point, it has been found possible to heat rhombic sulphur up to its ..."

4. The Phase Rule and Its Applications by Alexander Findlay (1908)
"which transformation of one form into the other takes place on passing the transition point, it has been found possible to heat rhombic sulphur up to its ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... sodium carbonate or sulphate, potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate and sulphur) ... potassium chlorate and sulphur) ; Holland's paper powder (porous paper ..."

6. Standard methods of chemical analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"Residual sulphur. Two grains of the material are ignited to expel ... Available sulphur. The per cent of residual sulphur is subtracted from the per cent ..."

7. The Analyst (1879)
"He suggested that the grocers as well as the chemist« of the town should be called upon and asked for the " milk of sulphur." He could not positively say ..."

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