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sulfuric

[suhl-fyoo r-ik] /sʌlˈfyʊər ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
of, relating to, or containing sulfur, especially in the hexavalent state.
Origin of sulfuric
1780-1790
1780-90; < French sulfurique; see sulfur, -ic
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adj.

also sulphuric, 1790, from French sulfurique; see sulfur + -ic.

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sulfuric in Science
sulfuric
  (sŭl-fyr'ĭk)   
Containing sulfur, especially sulfur with a valence of 6. Compare sulfurous.
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