from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To impregnate (wood) with a preservative solution of copper sulphate (often called Mar"ga*ry's flu"id (-rĭz)).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the antiseptic treatment of timber, to impregnate (the wood) with a solution of sulphate of copper. The word is derived from the name of the inventor of the process.


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