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Noun: vitriol  'vi-tree,ówl or vi-tree-ul
  1. Abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
    - vituperation, invective
  2. (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulphur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry
    - oil of vitriol, sulfuric acid [N. Amer], sulphuric acid [Brit, Cdn]
Verb: vitriol (vitriolled,vitriolling)  'vi-tree,ówl or vi-tree-ul
  1. Expose to the effects of vitriol or injure with vitriol
  2. Subject to bitter verbal abuse

Derived forms: vitriolled, vitriolling, vitriols

Type of: abuse, acid, assail, assault, attack, contumely [archaic], insult, lash out, revilement, round, snipe, subject, vilification

Encyclopedia: Vitriol