Definition of Vitriol

1. Noun. (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry.

Exact synonyms: Oil Of Vitriol, Sulfuric Acid, Sulphuric Acid
Generic synonyms: Acid
Terms within: Atomic Number 16, S, Sulfur, Sulphur
Specialized synonyms: Battery Acid, Electrolyte Acid
Derivative terms: Vitriolic



2. Verb. Expose to the effects of vitriol or injure with vitriol.
Generic synonyms: Subject

3. Noun. Abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will.
Exact synonyms: Invective, Vituperation
Generic synonyms: Abuse, Contumely, Insult, Revilement, Vilification
Derivative terms: Vitriolic, Vituperate

4. Verb. Subject to bitter verbal abuse.
Generic synonyms: Assail, Assault, Attack, Lash Out, Round, Snipe

Definition of Vitriol

1. n. A sulphate of any one of certain metals, as copper, iron, zinc, cobalt. So called on account of the glassy appearance or luster.

2. v. t. To dip in dilute sulphuric acid; to pickle.

3. n. A sulphate of any one of certain metals, as copper, iron, zinc, cobalt. So called on account of the glassy appearance or luster.

4. v. t. To dip in dilute sulphuric acid; to pickle.

Definition of Vitriol

1. Noun. (dated) sulphuric acid and various metal sulphates ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) bitterly abusive language; invective or vituperation ¹

3. Verb. to subject someone to bitter verbal abuse ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Vitriol

1. to treat with sulfuric acid [v -OLED, -OLING, -OLS or -OLLED, -OLLING, -OLS]

Medical Definition of Vitriol

1. A sulphate of any one of certain metals, as copper, iron, zinc, cobalt. So called on account of the glassy appearance or luster. Sulphuric acid; called also oil of vitriol. So called because first made by the distillation of green vitriol. See Sulphuric acid, under Sulphuric. Blue vitriol. See Blue. Green vitriol, ferrous sulphate; copperas. See Green. Oil of vitriol, sulphuric or vitriolic acid; popularly so called because it has the consistency of oil. Red vitriol, a native sulphate of cobalt. Vitriol of Mars, ferric sulphate, a white crystalline substance which dissolves in water, forming a red solution. White vitriol, zinc sulphate, a white crystalline substance used in medicine and in dyeing. It is usually obtained by dissolving zinc in sulphuric acid, or by roasting and oxidizing certain zinc ores. Formerly called also vitriol of zinc. Origin: F. Vitriol; cf. Pr. Vitriol, vetriol, Sp. & Pg. Vitriolo, It. Vitriuolo; fr. L. Vitreolus of glass, vitreus vitreous. See Vitreous. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vitriol

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vitrification
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vitrified
vitrifies
vitriform
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vitrifying
vitrina
vitrine
vitrines
vitrinite
vitrinites
vitrinitic
vitriol (current term)
vitriol of Mars
vitriolate
vitriolated
vitriolates
vitriolation
vitrioled
vitriolic
vitriolic acid air
vitriolically
vitriolick
vitrioling
vitriolisation
vitriolizable
vitriolization

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