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Sulfur

Sulfur

See also: sulfur and sülfür

German

Noun

Sulfur

  1. (rare) sulfur (chemical element)

Synonyms

sulfur

sulfur

See also: Sulfur and sülfür

English

Chemical element
S Previous: phosphorus (P)
Next: chlorine (Cl)

Alternative forms

  • sulphur (Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, UK; nonstandard in scientific usage)

Noun

sulfur (usually uncountable, plural sulfurs)

  1. (uncountable) A chemical element (symbol S) with an atomic number of 16.
  2. (countable, uncountable) A yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur.
    sulfur colour:    

Synonyms

  • (element): brimstone (archaic, not in technical usage)

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Adjective

sulfur (comparative more sulfur, superlative most sulfur)

  1. Of a yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur.

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Verb

sulfur (third-person singular simple present sulfurs, present participle sulfuring, simple past and past participle sulfured)

  1. (transitive) To treat with sulfur, or a sulfur compound, especially to preserve or to counter agricultural pests.

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Catalan

Noun

sulfur m (plural sulfurs)

  1. sulfur, sulphur

Latin

Etymology

From a Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to burn." But compare Old Armenian ծծումբ (ccumb, sulfur).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈsul.fur/, [ˈsʊɫ.fʊr]

Alternative forms

Noun

sulfur n (genitive sulfuris); third declension

  1. sulfur, brimstone
  2. lightning

Inflection

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative sulfur sulfura
genitive sulfuris sulfurum
dative sulfurī sulfuribus
accusative sulfur sulfura
ablative sulfure sulfuribus
vocative sulfur sulfura

Descendants

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Malay

Chemical element
S Previous: fosforus (P)
Next: klorin (Cl)

Etymology

From English sulfur, from Middle English, from Anglo-Norman sulfre, from Latin sulfur.

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sulfo(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -fo(ɹ), -o(ɹ)

Noun

sulfur (Jawi spelling سولفور)

  1. sulfur (element)

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