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Definitions of carbolic acid

  1. a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. An acid produced from coal-tar, used as a disinfectant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. A caustic poison, used as an antiseptic and disinfectant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. An acid procured from coal-tar. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. A colourless oily liquid obtained from coal-tar. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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