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Vitriol

Vitriol Meaning & Definition
Vitriol Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Vitriol?

[n] abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
[n] (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry
[v] subject to bitter verbal abuse
[v] expose to the effects of vitriol or injure with vitriol

Synonyms | Synonyms for Vitriol: invective | oil of vitriol | sulfuric acid | sulphuric acid | vituperation

Related Terms | Find terms related to Vitriol:

See Also | abuse | acid | assail | assault | atomic number 16 | attack | battery acid | contumely | electrolyte acid | insult | lash out | revilement | round | S | snipe | subject | sulfur | sulphur | vilification

Vitriol In Webster's Dictionary

\Vit"ri*ol\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {-oled}or {-olled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {-oling} or {-olling}.] [From {Vitriol}, n.] 1. (Metal.) To dip in dilute sulphuric acid; to pickle. 2. To vitriolize. [Colloq.]
\Vit"ri*ol\, n. [F. vitriol; cf. Pr. vitriol, vetriol, Sp. & Pg. vitriolo, It. vitriuolo; fr. L. vitreolus of glass, vitreus vitreous. See {Vitreous}.] (Chem.) (a) A sulphate of any one of certain metals, as copper, iron, zinc, cobalt. So called on account of the glassy appearance or luster. (b) Sulphuric acid; -- called also {oil of vitriol}. So called because first made by the distillation of green vitriol. See {Sulphuric acid}, under {Sulphuric}. [Colloq.] {Blue vitriol}. See under {Blue}. {Green vitriol}, ferrous sulphate; copperas. See under {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}.

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