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oil′ of vit′riol(n.)

  1. Category: Chemistry

    Ref: sulfuric acid.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vitriol, oil of vitriol, sulfuric acid, sulphuric acid(noun)

    (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry


  1. oil of vitriol(Noun)

    Sulphuric acid.


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