"vitriol" in the noun sense
1. vitriol, oil of vitriol, sulfuric acid, sulphuric acid
H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide widely used in the chemical industry
2. vituperation, invective, vitriol
abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
"vitriol" in the verb sense
expose to the effects of vitriol or injure with vitriol
subject to bitter verbal abuse
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