[ suhl-fyoo r-ik ]
/ sʌlˈfyʊər ɪk /

adjective Chemistry.

of, relating to, or containing sulfur, especially in the hexavalent state.

Origin of sulfuric

1780–90; < French sulfurique; see sulfur, -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for sulfuric



also sulphuric, 1790, from French sulfurique; see sulfur + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for sulfuric


[ sŭl-fyurĭk ]

Containing sulfur, especially sulfur with a valence of 6. Compare sulfurous.
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