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
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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."
Another mistake; for if Roderick had not yet been destroyed by his own poisoned heart nor the snake by gnawing it, they had little to fear from arsenic or corrosive sublimate. Indeed, the venomous pest appeared to operate as an antidote against all other poisons.