Definition of sulfurate in English:

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sulfurate

Pronunciation: /ˈsəlf(y)əˌrāt/
(chiefly British also sulphurate)

verb

[with object]
Impregnate, fumigate, or treat with sulfur, especially in bleaching.
Example sentences
  • The presence of sulfurated compounds in crude oil and heavy fractions is also undesirable.
  • A well burst suddenly and released a high concentration of natural gas and sulfurated hydrogen.
  • Only two of the confirmed fatalities were workers employed at the Chuandongbei gas field where a blow out had released a 30-metre geyser of concentrated sulfurated hydrogen.

Derivatives

sulfuration

Pronunciation: /ˌsəlf(y)əˈrāSH(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • This process makes it possible to obtain an efficient sulfuration at temperatures which are not very high.
  • The drawing showed different stages of the process of sulfuration of the lead: from orange, to grey and black lead sulphides.
  • When homocysteine is broken down completely, it can furnish necessary substances for other reactions in the body, most notably sulfurations.

sulfurator

Pronunciation: /ˈsəlf(y)əˌrādər/
noun
Example sentences
  • This sulfurator can be applied for following diseases and has an excellent effect to control and prevent the growth of harmful insects.
  • The same applies to vine sprayers and sulfurators.
  • Most closely corresponding to these requirements is a scraper type film apparatus with a cleaned surface known as a sulfurator as illustrated in this paper.

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Syllabification: sul·fu·rate

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