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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oil′ of vit′riol(n.)

  1. Category: Chemistry

    Ref: sulfuric acid.

Origin of oil of vitriol:

1570–80

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

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  1. oil of vitriol(Noun)

    Sulphuric acid.

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