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vitriolica. [Cf. F. vitriolique.].
  •  Of or pertaining to vitriol; derived from, or resembling, vitriol; vitriolous; as, a vitriolic taste. Cf. Vitriol.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Biting, bitter or caustic; having or expressing strong and unpleasantly negative feelings; -- of speech or feelings; the vitriolic denunciations of opponents by partisan columnists.  [PJC]
Vitriolic acid (Old Chem.), (a) sulphuric acid. See Vitriol (b). [Colloq.]


vitriolic, adj. (of speech or criticism) caustic or hostile.



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