VIT'RIOLATE, v.t. To convert, as sulphur in any compound, into sulphuric acid, formerly called vitriolic acid. Thus the sulphuret of iron vitriolated, becomes sulphate of iron, or green vitriol.
To convert into a vitriol; as iron pyrites by the absorption of oxygen, which reduces the iron to an oxyd, and the sulphur to sulphuric acid. Thus the sulphuret of iron when vitriolated, becomes sulphate of iron or green vitriol.
convert into, or change to, a vitriol] to make into sulphuric acid or a