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[dee-suhl-fyuh-rahyz, -fuh-]
verb (used with object), de·sul·fu·rized, de·sul·fu·riz·ing.
  1. to free from sulfur.
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Also especially British, de·sul·phu·rize, de·sul·phu·rise.

Origin of desulfurize

First recorded in 1860–65; de- + sulfurize
Related formsde·sul·fu·ri·za·tion, nounde·sul·fu·riz·er, nounnon·de·sul·fu·ri·za·tion, nounnon·de·sul·fu·rized, adjective
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Historical Examples of 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



  1. to free or become free from sulphur
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Derived Formsdesulphurization or desulphurisation, noundesulphurizer or desulphuriser, noun
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