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sulphur

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chemistry
sulphursul‧phur British English, sulfur American English /ˈsʌlfə $ -fər/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 HCa common light yellow chemical substance that burns with a very strong unpleasant smell, and is used in drugs, explosives, and industry. It is a chemical element: symbol S
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sulphurCells of the bacteria were heavily mineralised with uranium, calcium, vanadium, bismuth, selenium and sulphur.To avoid further damage to sensitive ecosystems, sulphur and nitrogen oxide emissions must be cut by 90 percent.But a combination of natural and man-made sulphur results in overload for sensitive ecosystems.Although anthropogenic emissions of sulphur dioxide account for only half of the total global emission, they tend to be very concentrated.Findings include: Some 600 million people live in urban areas where the average level of sulphur dioxide pollution endangers their lives.This happened to a man with eczema and asthma who was treated with a low potency of sulphur which improved both symptoms.There was somehow a smell of sulphur in the air now and Rohmer's eyes seemed to be glittering in triumph.This dissolves hair by breaking the sulphur bonds of the keratin, the protein from which hair is made.
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