carbolic acid


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car·bol·ic acid

 (kär-bŏl′ĭk)
n.
See phenol.

carbolic acid

(kɑːˈbɒlɪk) or

carbolic

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for phenol, esp when it is used as an antiseptic or disinfectant
[C19: carbolic, from carbo- + -ol1 + -ic]

phe•nol

(ˈfi nɔl, -nɒl)

n.
1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous substance, C6H5OH, used chiefly as a disinfectant, as an antiseptic, and in organic synthesis.
2. any analogous hydroxyl derivative of benzene.
[1850–55]
phe•no•lic (fɪˈnoʊ lɪk, -ˈnɒl ɪk) adj.

car·bol·ic acid

(kär-bŏl′ĭk)
See phenol.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carbolic acid - a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent, solvent - a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
Translations

carbolic acid

nKarbolsäure f

carbolic acid

[kɑːˈbɒlɪkˈæsɪd] nacido fenico, fenolo
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There was blood, I saw, in the sink,--brown, and some scarlet--and I smelt the peculiar smell of carbolic acid. Then through an open doorway beyond, in the dim light of the shadow, I saw something bound painfully upon a framework, scarred, red, and bandaged; and then blotting this out appeared the face of old Moreau, white and terrible.
Sir Launcelot got up steam, he and I loaded up the kettle with unslaked lime and carbolic acid, with a touch of lactic acid added thereto, then filled the thing up with water and inserted the steam-spout under the canopy.
1867: Joseph Lister performed a mastectomy on his sister Isabella using carbolic acid as an antiseptic.
Florence Nightingale JUNE 17 1867: Joseph Lister performed a mastectomy on his sister Isabella using carbolic acid as an antiseptic.
Some of the major distillates removed are light oils (e.g., benzene, toluene, xylene and naphthalene), middle oils (e.g., carbolic acid), heavy oils (e.g., creosote), and anthracene oil.
"Drink to Every Beast" features Mike Jacobs, an "everyman" environmental prosecutor in Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection, who investigates a criminal dumping of phenol, otherwise known as carbolic acid. Phenol is an organic compound produced from petroleum that is used to produce plastic and pharmaceutical drugs.
The practice of using antiseptics wasn't accepted until Joseph Lister, based on the works of Louis Pasteur, carried out tests with carbolic acid on his instruments in the 1860s.
Dr Gyorgy Rakoczy was temporarily suspended from medical practise after he wrongly injected the four-year-old with a potentially lethal amount of carbolic acid when he misread a label.
He had ended his life by downing a quantity of carbolic acid, a bottle of which was found at his side.
John soon finds himself enthralled by this forthright, complex woman and, when they travel to Glasgow for a high-risk eye operation, the air is thick with both sexual tension and carbolic acid.
According to the data provided by the institute, 16,165 procedures were carried out, including electric and chemical cautery, carbolic acid touch and cryotherapy to treat moles, warts and skin tags.