sulfur dioxide

sulfur dioxide
noun
a colorless toxic gas (SO2) that occurs in the gases from volcanoes; used in many manufacturing processes and present in industrial emissions; causes acid rain
Syn: ↑sulphur dioxide
Hypernyms: ↑dioxide, ↑gas, ↑pollutant

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(US) (or chiefly Brit sulphur dioxide) noun [noncount]
chemistry : a gas that has a strong smell, that is used in many industries, and that contributes to air pollution

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ˌsulphur diˈoxide f404 [sulphur dioxide] (BrE) (US ˌsulfur diˈoxide) noun uncountable (symb. SO 2)
a poisonous gas with a strong smell, that is used in industry and causes air pollution

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