sulphate

/ (ˈsʌlfeɪt) /


noun
  1. any salt or ester of sulphuric acid, such as sodium sulphate, Na 2 SO 4, sodium hydrogen sulphate, or diethyl sulphate, (C 2 H 5) 2 SO 4

  2. slang amphetamine sulphate: Often shortened to: sulph

verb
  1. (tr) to treat with a sulphate or convert into a sulphate

  2. to undergo or cause to undergo the formation of a layer of lead sulphate on the plates of an accumulator

Origin of sulphate

1
C18: from New Latin sulfātum; see sulphur

Derived forms of sulphate

  • sulphation, noun

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