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sulphur

noun [U] uk mainly UK ( US usually sulfur)   /ˈsʌl.fər/ us    /-fɚ/ ( symbol S)
a pale yellow chemical element that exists in various physical forms. It burns with a blue flame and a strong smell and is used in medicine and industry.
sulphurous
adjective uk mainly UK ( US usually sulfurous)   /-əs/ us  
Translations of “sulphur”
in Korean 황…
in Arabic كِبريت…
in French soufre…
in Turkish kükürt, sülfür…
in Italian zolfo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 硫,硫磺…
in Russian сера…
in Polish siarka…
in Spanish azufre…
in Portuguese enxofre…
in German der Schwefel…
in Catalan sofre…
in Japanese (英)硫黄…
in Chinese (Simplified) 硫,硫磺…
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