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sulphur

noun [U] mainly UK (US usually sulfur) uk   /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 mainly UK (US usually sulfurous) uk   us   /-əs/
Translations of “sulphur”
in Arabic كِبريت…
in Korean 황…
in Malaysian sulfur…
in French soufre…
in Turkish kükürt, sülfür…
in Italian zolfo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 硫,硫磺…
in Russian сера…
in Polish siarka…
in Vietnamese lưu huỳnh…
in Spanish azufre…
in Portuguese enxofre…
in Thai กำมะถัน…
in German der Schwefel…
in Catalan sofre…
in Japanese (英)硫黄…
in Indonesian belerang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 硫,硫磺…
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