Complete Definition of "vitriolic"

English

Etymology
Confer F. vitriolique.

Adjective
vitriolic

  1. of, derived from, or similar to a vitriol
  2. bitterly scathing; caustic: vitriolic criticism
  3. chemistry: Of or pertaining to vitriol; derived from, or resembling, vitriol; vitriolous; as, a vitriolic taste.

See also
Vitriolic acid
sulphuric acid
vitriol

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