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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sul·phu·rous /ˈsəlf(j)ərəs, , ˌsəlˈfjʊrəs/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sul·phur·ous a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]