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arsenical

[ ahr-sen-i-kuhl ]
/ ɑrˈsɛn ɪ kəl /
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adjective
containing or relating to arsenic.
noun
any of a group of pesticides, drugs, or other compounds containing arsenic.
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Origin of arsenical

First recorded in 1595–1605; arsenic + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM arsenical

non·ar·sen·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for arsenical

arsenical
/ (ɑːˈsɛnɪkəl) /

adjective
of or containing arsenic
noun
a drug or insecticide containing arsenic
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