carbolic

[kahr-bol-ik]

Origin of carbolic

1860–65; carbol- (carb- + -ol2) + -ic
Related formsnon·car·bol·ic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for carbolic
adj.

1836, from carb-, comb. form of carbon + -ol "oil" + -ic.

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