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

 vit·ri·ol /ˈvɪtriəl/

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

 vit·ri·ol /ˈvɪtrɪəl/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vit·ri·ol n.  Chem. (a) A sulphate of any one of certain metals, as copper, iron, zinc, cobalt. So called on account of the glassy appearance or luster.  (b) Sulphuric acid; -- called also oil of vitriol. So called because first made by the distillation of green vitriol.  See Sulphuric acid, under Sulphuric.  [Colloq.]
 Blue vitriol. See under Blue.
 Green vitriol, ferrous sulphate; copperas.  See under Green.
 Oil of vitriol, sulphuric or vitriolic acid; -- popularly so called because it has the consistency of oil.
 Red vitriol, a native sulphate of cobalt.
 Vitriol of Mars, ferric sulphate, a white crystalline substance which dissolves in water, forming a red solution.
 White vitriol, zinc sulphate, a white crystalline substance used in medicine and in dyeing. It is usually obtained by dissolving zinc in sulphuric acid, or by roasting and oxidizing certain zinc ores. Formerly called also vitriol of zinc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vit·ri·ol v. t.  [imp. & p. p. -oled or -olled; p. pr. & vb. n. -oling or -olling.]
 1. Metal. To dip in dilute sulphuric acid; to pickle.
 2.  To vitriolize. [Colloq.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide;
           widely used in the chemical industry [syn: oil of
           vitriol, sulfuric acid, sulphuric acid]
      2: abusive or venomous language used to express blame or
         censure or bitter deep-seated ill will [syn: vituperation,
      v 1: expose to the effects of vitriol or injure with vitriol
      2: subject to bitter verbal abuse
      [also: vitriolling, vitriolled]