[ dee-suhl-fyuh-rahyz, -fuh- ]
/ diˈsʌl fyəˌraɪz, -fə- /

verb (used with object), de·sul·fu·rized, de·sul·fu·riz·ing.

to free from sulfur.
Also especially British, de·sul·phu·rize, de·sul·phu·rise.

Origin of desulfurize

First recorded in 1860–65; de- + sulfurize

OTHER WORDS FROM desulfurize

de·sul·fu·ri·za·tion, nounde·sul·fu·riz·er, nounnon·de·sul·fu·ri·za·tion, nounnon·de·sul·fu·rized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for desulphurize

  • The problem Colorado then wanted solved was how to desulphurize these rich ores of hers at a profit.

    Across America|James F. Rusling

British Dictionary definitions for desulphurize



/ (diːˈsʌlfjʊˌraɪz) /


to free or become free from sulphur

Derived forms of desulphurize

desulphurization or desulphurisation, noundesulphurizer or desulphuriser, noun
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