Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or containing arsenic.
  • noun A drug or preparation containing arsenic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • Of or pertaining to arsenic; containing arsenic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to, or containing, arsenic
  • adjective an ore of silver containing arsenic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to, or containing, arsenic
  • noun Any drug or medical preparation containing arsenic

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

  • adjective relating to or containing arsenic
  • noun a pesticide or drug containing arsenic

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Twin Moons

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

    Don't Wear Green Tarletan Dresses - A Dress A Day

  • 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.

    Don't Wear Green Tarletan Dresses - A Dress A Day

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

    January 2010

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

    Don't Wear Green Tarletan Dresses - A Dress A Day

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

    January 2010

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