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carbolic

[kahr-bol-ik] /kɑrˈbɒl ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or derived from carbolic acid.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; carbol- (carb- + -ol2) + -ic
Related forms
noncarbolic, adjective
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Examples for carbolic
  • carbolic acid is a sweet-smelling clear liquid that is added to many different products.
  • Phenolics are resins based on phenol, or carbolic acid, and formaldehyde.
Word Origin and History for carbolic
carbolic
c.1865, from carb-, comb. form of carbon + -ol, from alcohol + -ic.
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