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

Derived forms: carbolics

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

Encyclopedia: Carbolic