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sulphur

Definitions of sulphur
  1. noun
    an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)
    synonyms: S, atomic number 16, sulfur
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    types:
    brimstone, native sulfur, native sulphur
    an old name for sulfur
    type of:
    chemical element, element
    any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
  2. verb
    treat with sulphur in order to preserve
    “These dried fruits are sulphured
    synonyms: sulfur
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    type of:
    process, treat
    subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
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