Definition of sulfuric in English:

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Pronunciation: /səlˈfyo͞orik/
(chiefly British also sulphuric)


Containing sulfur or sulfuric acid: the sulfuric byproducts of wood fires
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  • Too much of one of the compounds may result in unwanted bitter, rancid, or sulfuric tastes.
  • Hard coat anodizing should not be confused with sulfuric anodizing, which places a very thin coating of aluminum oxide on the surface of the aluminum surface.
  • His case was that chloroform was a safer form of anaesthetic than sulphuric ether, which had been tried out in Boston in 1846.


See sulfur (usage).


Late 18th century: from French sulfurique, from Latin (as sulfur).

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Syllabification: sul·fu·ric

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