sulfurize

[ suhl-fyuh-rahyz, -fuh- ]
/ ˈsʌl fyəˌraɪz, -fə- /

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

to combine, treat, or impregnate with sulfur.
to fumigate with sulfur dioxide.

Nearby words

  1. sulfureted hydrogen,
  2. sulfuric,
  3. sulfuric acid,
  4. sulfuric anhydride,
  5. sulfuric ether,
  6. sulfurous,
  7. sulfurous acid,
  8. sulfuryl,
  9. sulfuryl chloride,
  10. sulfuryl group

Also especially British, sul·phu·rise.

Origin of sulfurize

From the French word sulfuriser, dating back to 1785–95. See sulfur, -ize

Related formssul·fu·ri·za·tion, nounre·sul·fu·rize, verb (used with object), re·sul·fu·rized, re·sul·fu·riz·ing.su·per·sul·fu·rize, verb (used with object), su·per·sul·fu·rized, su·per·sul·fu·riz·ing.un·sul·fu·rized, adjective

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