sulfuric

[suhl-fyoo r-ik]

Origin of sulfuric

1780–90; < French sulfurique; see sulfur, -ic
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Word Origin and History for sulfuric
adj.

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

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sulfuric in Science

sulfuric

[sŭl-fyurĭk]
  1. Containing sulfur, especially sulfur with a valence of 6. Compare sulfurous.
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