corrosive sublimate


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corrosive sublimate

corrosive sublimate

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for mercuric chloride
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Noun1.corrosive sublimate - a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercurycorrosive sublimate - a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; used as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative
sublimate - the product of vaporization of a solid
References in classic literature ?
Viaburi, the house-boy, brought him corrosive sublimate and water, and he took a thorough antiseptic wash.
Others had noticed this peculiar habit of his, but not so Dowsett and Letton; and Daylight's secret thought was: "They sure wouldn't bat an eye if I called for a glass of corrosive sublimate.