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SULFURIC ACID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sulfuric acid mean? 

SULFURIC ACID (noun)
  The noun SULFURIC ACID has 1 sense:

1. (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry

  Familiarity information: SULFURIC ACID used as a noun is very rare.


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SULFURIC ACID (noun)


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Meaning:

(H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

oil of vitriol; sulfuric acid; sulphuric acid; vitriol

Hypernyms ("sulfuric acid" is a kind of...):

acid (any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt)

Meronyms (substance of "sulfuric acid"):

atomic number 16; S; sulfur; sulphur (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))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sulfuric acid"):

battery acid; electrolyte acid (dilute sulfuric acid used in storage batteries)


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