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Noun: sulphur  súl-fu(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: sulfur)
  1. An abundant tasteless odourless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)
    - sulfur [N. Amer], S, atomic number 16
Verb: sulphur  súl-fu(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: sulfur)
  1. Treat with sulphur in order to preserve
    "These dried fruits are sulphured";
    - sulfur [N. Amer]

Derived forms: sulphurs, sulphuring, sulphured

Type of: chemical element, element, process, treat

Part of: black powder, metabolic indican, oil of vitriol, sulfide [N. Amer], sulfuric acid [N. Amer], sulphide [Brit, Cdn], sulphuric acid [Brit, Cdn], urinary indican, vitriol

Encyclopedia: Sulphur, South Dakota