sulfur

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English[edit]

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

Alternative forms[edit]

  • sulphur (Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, UK)

Etymology[edit]

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

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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:    

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

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sulfur (comparative more sulfur, superlative most sulfur)

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

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Verb[edit]

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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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to burn."

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sulfur n (genitive sulfuris); third declension

  1. sulfur, brimstone
  2. lightning

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

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

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Malay[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

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

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sulfur (Jawi spelling سولفور)

  1. sulfur (element)

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