Definition of sulphuric in English:


Line breaks: sul|phur¦ic
Pronunciation: /sʌlˈfjʊərɪk
(also sulfuric)


  • Containing sulphur or sulphuric acid: the sulphuric by-products 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.


late 18th century: from French sulfurique, from Latin (as sulphur).


See sulphur (usage).

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