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sulphurous

[suhl-fer-uh s, suhl-fyoo r-uh s] /ˈsʌl fər əs, sʌlˈfyʊər əs/
adjective
1.
sulfurous (defs 1, 2).
2.
pertaining to the fires of hell; hellish or satanic.
3.
fiery or heated.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; spelling variant of sulfurous
Related forms
sulphurously, adverb
sulphurousness, noun
nonsulphurous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sulphurousness

sulphurous

/ˈsʌlfərəs/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
sulphurously, adverb
sulphurousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sulphurousness

sulphurous

adj.

see sulfurous.

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