sul·phu·rous /ˈsəlf(j)ərəs, , ˌsəlˈfjʊrəs/ 形容詞
1. Of or pertaining to sulphur.
2. Chem. (a) Derived from, or containing, sulphur; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with the sulphuric compounds. (b) Having the characteristic odor of sulphur dioxide, or of hydrogen sulphide, or of other sulphur compounds.
Sulphurous acid. (a) Sulphur dioxide. See under Sulphur. [Obs.] (b) An acid, H2SO3, not known in the free state except as a solution of sulphur dioxide in water, but forming a well-known series of salts (the sulphites).
Sulphurous anhydride Chem., sulphur dioxide. See under Sulphur.
adj 1: harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing
otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid
comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies";
"bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes
about political assassination, talk-show hosts and
medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation" [syn: acerb,
acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic,
sulfurous, venomous, virulent, vitriolic]
2: characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; "the summer
was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere";
"the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm" [syn:
sultry, stifling, sulfurous]