adjective. of something having the yellow color of sulfur.
noun. ['ˈsʌlfɝ'] an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions).
- native sulfur
- atomic number 16
- sulphuric acid
- oil of vitriol
- chemical element
- native sulphur
- sulfuric acid
verb. ['ˈsʌlfɝ'] treat with sulphur in order to preserve.
- reversible process
Example sentences of the word sulfur-hexafluoride
1. Noun Phrase
Although sulfur hexafluoride is the most potent of all known greenhouse gases, its overall contribution to the greenhouse effect is at present less than many other greenhouse gases because this gas has only been released in small quantities.
2. Noun Phrase
Emission of sulfur hexafluoride in the United States is declining, but emissions of hydrofluorocarbons are on the rise.
3. Noun Phrase
Sucking a bit of sulfur hexafluoride gas sends the voice to the opposite register.
4. Noun Phrase
Together with the other fluorinated gases, sulfur hexafluoride concentrations in the atmosphere are increasing and so, too, is their contribution to the greenhouse effect.