Dictionary.com

carbolic acid

/ (kɑːˈbɒlɪk) /
Save This Word!

noun

another name for phenol, esp when it is used as an antiseptic or disinfectant

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON PARENTHESES AND BRACKETS APLENTY!

Set some time apart to test your bracket symbol knowledge, and see if you can keep your parentheses, squares, curlies, and angles all straight!
Question 1 of 7
Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?

Word Origin for carbolic acid

C19: carbolic, from carbo- + -ol 1 + -ic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Example sentences from the Web for carbolic acid

Medical definitions for carbolic acid

carbolic acid
[ kär-bŏlĭk ]

n.

phenol
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for carbolic acid

carbolic acid
[ kär-bŏlĭk ]

See phenol.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Book Your Online Tutor Now