[ kahr-bol-ik ]

  1. of or derived from carbolic acid.

Origin of carbolic

1860–65; carbol- (carb- + -ol2) + -ic

Other words from carbolic

  • non·car·bol·ic, adjective

Words Nearby carbolic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use carbolic in a sentence

  • carbolic Acid … liquid … oil … sweet oil … castor oil … aperient … Epsom Salts … white … white of egg.

    Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
  • Coins should be boiled, and paper money should be dipped in the 10 per centum carbolic acid solution and dried at a stove.

  • The substances commonly used are carbolic acid, formalin or formaldehyde, lysol, and bichloride of mercury.

    A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
  • And all her mouth and chin and pretty white neck were burned brown with the carbolic acid she had drunk.

    Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
  • Sometimes they get vermin on them, and I have to grease them and dust carbolic acid on them, and try some of my numerous cures.

    Beautiful Joe | Marshall Saunders