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corrosive sublimate

noun

  1. Chemistry Now Rare. mercuric chloride.


corrosive sublimate

noun

  1. another name for mercuric chloride


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Word History and Origins

Origin of corrosive sublimate1

First recorded in 1700–10
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Example Sentences

It dissolves mercury, and with it forms corrosive sublimate.

I compounded this philter of corrosive sublimate and herbs that have an effect upon the skin.

Corrosive sublimate, saturated aqueous solution, for five minutes.

Of these, Lang's corrosive sublimate solution is decidedly the best all-round "fixative."

Fix, while still wet, in the corrosive sublimate fixing solution.

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