Meaning of “carbolic acid” in the English Dictionary


"carbolic acid" in English

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carbolic acidnoun [ U ]

uk /kɑːˌbɒl.ɪk ˈæs.ɪd/ us /kɑːrˌbɑː.lɪk ˈæs.ɪd/

Examples from literature

  • A weak solution of carbolic acid will heal soft corns between the toes. 
  • Have this washed over about once a week with a strong solution of carbolic acid and water. 
  • He had to sterilize with alcohol and carbolic acid, and hope. 
  • One teaspoonful of carbolic acid and one pint of rose-water mixed is an excellent remedy for pimples. 
  • When inflamed, it may be impossible to dissect out the cyst, and the wall should be destroyed with carbolic acid, the resulting wound being treated by the open method. 

(Definition of “carbolic acid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)