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carbolic

[ kahr-bol-ik ]
/ kɑrˈbɒl ɪk /
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adjective
of or derived from carbolic acid.
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Origin of carbolic

1860–65; carbol- (carb- + -ol2) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM carbolic

non·car·bol·ic, adjective
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