sulphurous

[suhl-fer-uhs, suhl-fyoor-uhs]
adjective
1.
sulfurous ( defs 1, 2 ).
2.
pertaining to the fires of hell; hellish or satanic.
3.
fiery or heated.

Origin:
1520–30; spelling variant of sulfurous

sulphurously, adverb
sulphurousness, noun
nonsulphurous, adjective
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sulphurous (ˈsʌlfərəs)
 
adj
1.  Also: sulphureous of, relating to, or resembling sulphur: a sulphurous colour
2.  of or containing sulphur with an oxidation state of 4: sulphurous acid
3.  of or relating to hellfire
4.  hot-tempered
 
'sulphurously
 
adv
 
'sulphurousness
 
n

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Example sentences
Heavy, sulphurous smoke celebrates the invocation of the devil.
Indeed, there is so much molten lava and sulphurous ash around that some of the world's biggest companies have been covered in it.
Although it is practically extinct, its crater still gives forth steam and sulphurous fumes.
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