verb (used with object), vit·ri·oled, vit·ri·ol·ing or (especially British) vit·ri·olled, vit·ri·ol·ling.
Origin of vitriol
Examples from the Web for vitriol
Unfortunately, the attention to appearance also leads to copious amounts of vitriol being spewed at famous women every day.The Outrage Over Beyonce’s Bettie Page Bangs: Why the Media Must Stop Objectifying Women|Phoebe Robinson|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, few filmmakers get as much bile and vitriol spewed their way as the man behind Madea.Gone Girl’s Biggest Twist Is the Superb Tyler Perry|Alex Suskind|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Threats, intimidation, and the usual Internet vitriol sprouted.
This, in turn, feeds into an outpouring of anti-Arab vitriol on social media.Is Twitter Trolling Making the Israel-Palestine Conflict Worse?|Emily Shire|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just Google “Patrick Wilson Girls backlash,” and wait for the hateful, Lena Dunham-bashing vitriol to bombard your screen.
It thenceforward became a matter of history that Felicite herself got up every night to sprinkle the poplar with vitriol.The Fortune of the Rougons|Emile Zola
Very soon they heard The Butcher's heavy footstep as he went out to get his raw meat and vitriol punch.The Guardian Angel|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
These were packed on a few mules, still left in the fort, in company with twenty-four kegs of brandy mixed with vitriol.Stoneheart|Gustave Aimard
I calculated there was nothing weaker than vitriol in his cellar, so I begged to be excused.
Neither water nor acid of vitriol will separately dissolve iron, so as to produce inflammable air, but both together will do it.
verb -ols, -oling, -oled, -olling or -olled (tr)
Word Origin for vitriol
late 14c., "sulphate of iron," from Old French vitriol (13c.), from Medieval Latin vitriolum "vitriol," from neuter of vitriolus, from Late Latin vitreolus "of glass," from Latin vitreus "of glass, glassy," from vitrium "glass" (see vitreous). So called from its glassy appearance in certain states. Meaning "bitter or caustic feelings" first attested 1769, in reference to the corrosive properties of vitriol (when heated it produces sulfuric acid, formerly called oil of vitriol).