oil of vitriol definition

  • noun:
    • See sulfuric acid.
    • Sulphuric acid.
    • powerful sulphuric acid; -- so-called from its greasy consistency and from its forming the vitriols or sulphates.
    • sulphuric or vitriolic acid; -- popularly so called given that it gets the consistency of oil.
    • (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used inside substance industry

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