an oily, hygroscopic, corrosive liquid, H 2 S 2 O 7 , that, depending on purity, is colorless or dark brown: used chiefly as a dehydrating agent in the manufacture of explosives and as a sulfating or sulfonating agent in the manufacture of dyes.
A heavy, oily, colorless to dark brown liquid produced by adding sulfur trioxide to concentrated sulfuric acid. It is used in petroleum refining and the manufacture of explosives. Chemical formula: H2S2O7.
- Fuming sulphuric acid
noun 1. a mixture of pyrosulphuric acid, H2S2O7, and other condensed acids, made by dissolving sulphur trioxide in concentrated sulphuric acid Also called oleum, Nordhausen acid (ˈnɔːdhaʊzən)
[fyoo-mi-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈfyu mɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ noun, plural fumitories. 1. any plant of the genus Fumaria, especially a delicate herb, F. officinalis, having finely dissected, grayish leaves and spikes of purplish flowers. /ˈfjuːmɪtərɪ; -trɪ/ noun (pl) -ries 1. any plant of the chiefly European genus Fumaria, esp F. officinalis, having spurred flowers and formerly […]
noun 1. the plant family Fumariaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having deeply cut basal or alternate leaves, flowers with four petals of which one or two are spurred or lobed, and fruit in the form of a capsule, and including the bleeding heart, Dutchman’s-breeches, fumitory, and squirrel corn.
adjective phrase Totally confused; botched; snafu [WWII armed forces; fr fucked up more than usual]