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carbolic acid

Definitions of carbolic acid
  1. noun
    a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally
    synonyms: hydroxybenzene, oxybenzene, phenol, phenylic acid
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    acid
    any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
    dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent, solvent
    a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances
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