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Definition of Vitriol


  1. To dip in dilute sulphuric acid; to pickle.
  2. To vitriolize.
  3. A sulphate of any one of certain metals, as copper, iron, zinc, cobalt. So called on account of the glassy appearance or luster.
  4. Sulphuric acid; -- called also oil of vitriol. So called because first made by the distillation of green vitriol. See Sulphuric acid, under Sulphuric.

Vitriol Translations

vitriol in German is Vitriol

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