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Meaning of VITRIOLIC

Pronunciation:  `vitree'âlik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
  2. [adj]  harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"
 

VITRIOLIC is a 9 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, corrosive, destructive, erosive, sulfurous, sulphurous, unpleasant, venomous, virulent
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vit`ri*ol"ic\, a. [Cf. F. vitriolique.] (Chem.)
Of or pertaining to vitriol; derived from, or resembling,
vitriol; vitriolous; as, a vitriolic taste. Cf. {Vitriol}.

{Vitriolic acid} (Old Chem.),
(a) sulphuric acid. See {Vitriol}
(b) . [Colloq.]

 

 

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