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vitriolize

[vi-tree-uh-lahyz] /ˈvɪ tri əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), vitriolized, vitriolizing.
1.
to treat with or change into vitriol.
2.
to injure or burn with sulfuric acid.
Also, especially British, vitriolise.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; vitriol + -ize
Related forms
vitriolization, noun
unvitriolized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vitriolise

vitriolize

/ˈvɪtrɪəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to convert into or treat with vitriol
2.
to burn or injure with vitriol
Derived Forms
vitriolization, vitriolisation, noun
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