sulfurous

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sulfur +‎ -ous

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sulfurous (comparative more sulfurous, superlative most sulfurous)

  1. (American spelling) Containing sulfur.
    • 1817 December, Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Revolt of Islam. []”, in [Mary] Shelley, editor, The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. [], volume I, London: Edward Moxon [], published 1839, OCLC 1000449192, page 191:
      It must be so—I will arise and waken
      The multitude, and like a sulphurous hill,
      Which on a sudden from its snows had shaken
      The swoon of ages, it shall burst, and fill
      The world with cleansing fire; it must, it will—
      It may not be restrained!
  2. (chemistry) Of, or relating to sulfur, especially in its lower oxidation state.

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