vitriol: see sulfuric acid.

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  • sulfuric acid - sulfuric acid sulfuric acid, chemical compound, H2SO4, colorless, odorless, extremely corrosive, ...
  • white vitriol - white vitriol: white vitriol: see zinc sulfate.
  • oil of vitriol - oil of vitriol: oil of vitriol: see sulfuric acid.
  • green vitriol - green vitriol green vitriol, the heptahydrate of ferrous sulfate.
  • blue vitriol - blue vitriol blue vitriol, the pentahydrate of cupric sulfate.

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