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corrosive sublimate

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noun
  1. Chemistry Now Rare. mercuric chloride.

Origin of corrosive sublimate

First recorded in 1700–10
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  • Don't waste them; cynicism is worse than corrosive-sublimate.

    Painted Veils

    James Huneker


British Dictionary definitions for corrosive sublimate

corrosive sublimate

noun
  1. another name for mercuric chloride
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