desulfurize

[dee-suhl-fyuh-rahyz, -fuh-]
verb (used with object), desulfurized, desulfurizing.
to free from sulfur.
Also, desulphurize;, especially British, desulfurise.


Origin:
1860–65; de- + sulfurize

desulfurization, noun
desulfurizer, noun
nondesulfurization, noun
nondesulfurized, adjective
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Example sentences
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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