Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, relating to or containing carbolic acid
  • n. carbolic acid or similar disinfectant

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or designating, an acid derived from coal tar and other sources. See phenol.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or derived from carbon or coal.

Etymologies

carb- + -ol (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And it was not reported, it can be reported now that in the very beginning they had identified this very small area called the carbolic (ph) gap as their entranceway, basically, into Baghdad and into flanking and enveloping the Medina.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2003

  • = Phenol =, better known as carbolic acid, finds a use as a developer.

    The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics A Practical Handbook for the Dyer and Student

  • The French interior ministry said the fire had started on a lorry carrying phenol, a toxic, flammable chemical, better known as carbolic acid.

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  • French authorities also confirmed that there was a vehicle containing around 100kg (220lb) of phenol - also known as carbolic acid - close to the site on fire.

    The Guardian World News

  • French authorities confirmed that there had been a vehicle containing around 100kg of phenol - also known as carbolic acid - close to the site on fire.

    icScotland

  • The truck was carrying 220lb of phenol - also known as carbolic acid - a very toxic and flammable product used in medicines and cosmetics.

    Home | Mail Online

  • This preparation is entirely free from all dangerous substances, arsenic, mercury, etc., but full of medicinal qualities and properties which make it most effective without the dangerous results which are experienced with many other preparations, such as carbolic acid, etc. It kills disease germs and prevents contagious diseases from spreading.

    Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry

  • _ -- To the soap base, which must be strong to taste, is added from 3 to 4 per cent. of coal-tar derivatives, such as carbolic acid, cresylic acid, creosote, naphthalene, or compounds containing carbolic acid and its homologues.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • In addition to the hydrocarbons, coal tar contains many other compounds, such as carbolic acid and aniline.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • The use of antiseptics, such as carbolic acid, alcohol, and various other preparations, the boiling of all surgical instruments, and the boiling or baking of all articles used in the treatment of open wounds and sores has reduced the death rate at least one-half.

    Checking the Waste A Study in Conservation

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