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sulfur

See also: Sulfur

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Chemical element
S Previous: phosphorus (P)
Next: chlorine (Cl)

Alternative formsEdit

  • sulphur (Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, UK)

EtymologyEdit

Middle English, from Anglo-Norman sulfre, from Latin sulfur

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sulfur (usually uncountable, plural sulfurs)

  1. (uncountable) A chemical element (symbol S) with an atomic number of 16.
  2. (countable, uncountable) A yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur.
    sulfur colour:    

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  • (element): brimstone (archaic, not in technical usage)

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sulfur (comparative more sulfur, superlative most sulfur)

  1. Of a yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur.

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sulfur (third-person singular simple present sulfurs, present participle sulfuring, simple past and past participle sulfured)

  1. (transitive) To treat with sulfur, or a sulfur compound, especially to preserve or to counter agricultural pests.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to burn."

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NounEdit

sulfur n (genitive sulfuris); third declension

  1. sulfur, brimstone
  2. lightning

InflectionEdit

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative sulfur sulfura
genitive sulfuris sulfurum
dative sulfurī sulfuribus
accusative sulfur sulfura
ablative sulfure sulfuribus
vocative sulfur sulfura

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MalayEdit

Chemical element
S Previous: fosforus (P)
Next: klorin (Cl)

EtymologyEdit

From English sulfur, from Middle English, from Anglo-Norman sulfre, from Latin sulfur.

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sulfur (Jawi spelling سولفور)

  1. sulfur (element)

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