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carbolic acid (kɑːˈbɒlɪk)
 
n
another name for phenol, esp when it is used as an antiseptic or disinfectant
 
[C19: carbolic, from carbo- + -ol1 + -ic]

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carbolic acid car·bol·ic acid (kär-bŏl'ĭk)
n.
See phenol.

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carbolic acid   (kär-bŏl'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
See phenol.
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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.
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