vitriolize

[ vi-tree-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈvɪ tri əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), vit·ri·ol·ized, vit·ri·ol·iz·ing.

to treat with or change into vitriol.
to injure or burn with sulfuric acid.
Also especially British, vit·ri·ol·ise.

Origin of vitriolize

First recorded in 1685–95; vitriol + -ize

Related forms

vit·ri·ol·i·za·tion, nounun·vit·ri·ol·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vitriolize

vitriolize

vitriolise

/ (ˈvɪtrɪəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to convert into or treat with vitriol
to burn or injure with vitriol

Derived Forms

vitriolization or vitriolisation, noun
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