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[dee-suhl-fyuh-rahyz, -fuh-] /diˈsʌl fyəˌraɪz, -fə-/
verb (used with object), desulfurized, desulfurizing.
to free from sulfur.
Origin of desulfurize
1860-65; de- + sulfurize
Related forms
desulfurization, noun
desulfurizer, noun
nondesulfurization, noun
nondesulfurized, adjective Unabridged
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  • Sweetening compounds and acids desulfurize crude oil before processing and treat products during and after processing.
  • Iron foundry slag may be highly reactive if calcium carbide is used to desulfurize the iron.
  • Iron oxide is one of the metal oxides that has been used to desulfurize coke oven gases.

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