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vitriolize

[vi-tree-uh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), vit·ri·ol·ized, vit·ri·ol·iz·ing.
  1. to treat with or change into vitriol.
  2. to injure or burn with sulfuric acid.
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Also especially British, vit·ri·ol·ise.

Origin of vitriolize

First recorded in 1685–95; vitriol + -ize
Related formsvit·ri·ol·i·za·tion, nounun·vit·ri·ol·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vitriolize

vitriolize

vitriolise

verb (tr)
  1. to convert into or treat with vitriol
  2. to burn or injure with vitriol
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Derived Formsvitriolization or vitriolisation, noun
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