vitriolize

[ vi-tree-uh-lahyz ]

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.

Origin of vitriolize

1
First recorded in 1685–95; vitriol + -ize
  • Also especially British, vit·ri·ol·ise .

Other words from vitriolize

  • vit·ri·ol·i·za·tion, noun
  • un·vit·ri·ol·ized, adjective

Words Nearby vitriolize

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British Dictionary definitions for vitriolize

vitriolize

vitriolise

/ (ˈvɪtrɪəˌlaɪz) /


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

  2. to burn or injure with vitriol

Derived forms of vitriolize

  • vitriolization or vitriolisation, noun

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