from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or containing arsenic.
  • n. A drug or preparation containing arsenic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to, or containing, arsenic
  • n. Any drug or medical preparation containing arsenic

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to, or containing, arsenic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to arsenic; containing arsenic.
  • n. A substance which owes its efficiency for the purpose to which it is to be applied to the presence of arsenic or some of its compounds, as medicinally employed remedies, insecticides applied to cultivated plants, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or containing arsenic
  • n. a pesticide or drug containing arsenic


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  • There is certainly something in this account of Theodoric's death which suggests the idea of arsenical poisoning.

    Theodoric the Goth Barbarian Champion of Civilisation

  • As is well known, the arsenical pigment is so loosely applied to the cloth that a portion of it easily separates upon the slightest motion.

    January 2010

  • We find arsenic sometimes in other substances used in making articles of wearing apparel, usually in the form of arsenical pigments.

    January 2010

  • Excessive irritation of the skin has frequently been caused by wearing stockings colored with an arsenical pigment.

    January 2010

  • All that fits in very well with the symptoms of arsenical poisoning. '

    Twin Moons

  • Someone very cleverly used the fact that Mrs Serrocold's sufferings from arthritis were not unlike the symptoms of arsenical poisoning.

    Twin Moons

  • 'I've read of the symptoms of arsenical poisoning.

    Twin Moons

  • This has been seen mostly in workers exposed to arsenic at smelters, mines, and chemical factories, but also in residents living near smelters and arsenical chemical factories.

    Health effects of arsenic

  • But it is also true that for anarchy, it is not arsenical to be the whole nation militant.

    Militancy, global recession and Bangladesh

  • Marie Curie stirring a vat of pitchblende over many years to recover minute amounts of radium, or Paul Ehrlich testing one arsenical compound after another until he finds Salvarsan, the “magic bullet” against syphilis, on his 606th attempt.

    Excerpt: Happy Accidents by Morton Meyers M.D.


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