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Definition 1: abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for vitriol in the sense of this definition

(vitriol is a kind of ...) a rude expression intended to offend or hurt

"when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse" "they yelled insults at the visiting team"

Definition 2: (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for vitriol in the sense of this definition

(vitriol is a kind of ...) any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt

(... is a kind of vitriol ) dilute sulfuric acid used in storage batteries

(vitriol is made of the substance ...) 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)

Definition 3: subject to bitter verbal abuse - [verb of communication]

(vitriol is a kind of ...) attack in speech or writing

"The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

Definition 4: expose to the effects of vitriol or injure with vitriol - [verb of perception]

(vitriol is a kind of ...) cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to

"He subjected me to his awful poetry" "The sergeant subjected the new recruits to many drills" "People in Chernobyl were subjected to radiation"

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