oil of vitriol


noun Chemistry.


Nearby words

  1. oil of catechumens,
  2. oil of cloves,
  3. oil of lavender,
  4. oil of the sick,
  5. oil of turpentine,
  6. oil of wintergreen,
  7. oil paint,
  8. oil painting,
  9. oil palm,
  10. oil pan

Origin of oil of vitriol

First recorded in 1570–80

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British Dictionary definitions for oil of vitriol

oil of vitriol

noun

another name for sulphuric acid
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