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verb (used with object), car·bo·lized, car·bo·liz·ing.
  1. phenolate(def 2).
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Also especially British, car·bo·lise.

Origin of carbolize

First recorded in 1865–70; carbol(ic) + -ize
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Examples from the Web for carbolised

Historical Examples

  • It should then be dressed with carbolised lint and supported by a bandage.

    A Manual of the Operations of Surgery

    Joseph Bell

  • I sponged the wound, cleaned it, dressed it, and finally covered it over with cotton wadding and carbolised bandages.

British Dictionary definitions for carbolised



  1. (tr) another word for phenolate
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