Trel (trellia_chan) wrote in 1word1day,
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Wednesday word: vitriol

vitriol: [vi-tree-uh l]

Noun:

1. In Chemistry: An archaic name for a sulfate.

2. Sulfuric acid.  Historically known as oil of vitriol.

3.Something highly caustic or severe in effect, as criticism. This is the definition that is most widely used nowadays.

Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English, Latin: from vitreolum meaning "glassy" (descriptive of the glassy appearance of the several metallic sulfates.)
Tags: archaic, chemistry, latin, middle english, noun, v, wordsmith: trellia_chan
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