/ˈsʌlfaɪt/ (say 'sulfuyt)

1. a salt of sulphurous acid.
2. any of the various sulphur compounds as sodium sulphite, potassium sulphite; occurring naturally in food and used as a food additive and preservative, and, in wines, used to arrest fermentation.
Also, Chemistry, sulfite. {sulph(ur) + -ite1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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