Definition of sulfur dioxide in English:

sulfur dioxide

noun

Chemistry
  • A colorless pungent toxic gas formed by burning sulfur in air.

    • ‘The table is published as the Government considers how to implement EU directives on the emission of carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.’
    • ‘Many familiar nonmetallic oxides, including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and sulfur dioxide, exist as molecules.’
    • ‘The resulting harmful gases include carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, particulates and excess water vapor.’
    • ‘Increases in ozone, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide are blamed primarily on the motorist.’
    • ‘Various manufacturing environments rely on early detection of toxic effluents such as sulfur dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide to ensure safe operation.’
    • ‘Wind energy doesn't produce sulfur dioxide or nitrous oxides that cause acid rain, and it does hot disrupt the Earth's climate.’
    • ‘When the fuel is burnt, toxic gases such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide are given off, which combine with water in the air to form acid rain.’
    • ‘Nonmetallic elements combine with oxygen to form oxides, many of which, such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, are gases.’
    • ‘When fossil fuels burn, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sooty particles, dioxins, and other pollutants are released into the air and water.’
    • ‘Your lungs may be exposed to pollutants such as ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and sulfuric acid.’
    • ‘She has pledged to get serious about fighting global warming, and says she'll work to cut emissions of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and mercury pollution.’
    • ‘The District's urban forest improves air quality by removing nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, and particulate matter.’
    • ‘He says although there has been no change in efficiency, emission reductions have been measured in sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxides, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.’
    • ‘National levels of ozone and soot are down, as are emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxide, key components of smog and acid rain.’
    • ‘The study also looked at the effects of other pollutants on people's health, including carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, ozone and fine particles in the air.’
    • ‘Other trace gases include methane, nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and ozone.’
    • ‘In addition to ozone and particle pollution, other pollutants include gases such as carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide.’
    • ‘Carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide emissions in the air will be compared to readings in May to see if they have increased.’
    • ‘The cleanliness of the air is measured in four categories: ozone, fine particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, and carbon monoxide.’
    • ‘Obvious examples are water, methane, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and sulphur dioxide.’

Pronunciation:

sulfur dioxide

/ˈsəlfər dīˈäkˌsīd/