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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vit·ri·ol·ic a.
 1. Chem. Of or pertaining to vitriol; derived from, or resembling, vitriol; vitriolous; as, a vitriolic taste.  Cf. Vitriol.
 Vitriolic acid Old Chem., (a) sulphuric acid.  See Vitriol (b). [Colloq.]

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, sulphurous, venomous, virulent]
      2: of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of
         destroying or eating away by chemical action [syn: caustic,
          corrosive, erosive]