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English

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

Alternative spellings

  • sulphur (UK, Australia, New Zealand)
  • sulfur (Canada, US, Australia, New Zealand)
  • sulfer is a frequently found misspelling

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: sul‧fur

Noun

Singular
sulfur

Plural
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sulfur ({{{1}}})
  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)

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Adjective

sulfur (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
sulfur

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. A yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to sulfur

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to sulfur (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to treat with sulfur, or a sulfur compound, either to preserve or to counter agricultural pests

Translations

External links

For etymology and more information refer to: http://elements.vanderkrogt.net/elem/s.html (A lot of the translations were taken from that site with permission from the author)

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Latin

Alternative spellings

Noun

sulfur (genitive sulfuris); n, third declension

  1. sulfur, brimstone
  2. lightning

Inflection

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

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