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Noun: carbolic acid  kaa(r)'bó-lik 'a-sid
  1. A toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally
    - phenol, hydroxybenzene, oxybenzene, phenylic acid, carbolic

Derived forms: carbolic acids

Type of: acid, dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent, solvent

Encyclopedia: Carbolic acid