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carbolic acid

noun
1.
phenol (def 1).
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Examples from the web for carbolic acid
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for carbolic acid

carbolic acid

/kɑːˈbɒlɪk/
noun
1.
another name for phenol, esp when it is used as an antiseptic or disinfectant
Word Origin
C19: carbolic, from carbo- + -ol1 + -ic
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carbolic acid in Medicine

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

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carbolic acid in Science
carbolic acid
  (kär-bŏl'ĭk)   
See phenol.
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