carbolic

[ kahr-bol-ik ]
/ kɑrˈbɒl ɪk /
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adjective

of or derived from carbolic acid.

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

carbolic


adj.

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

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