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carbolic acid

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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carbolic acidcar‧bol‧ic a‧cid /kɑːˌbɒlɪk ˈæsɪd $ kɑːrˌbɑː-/ noun [uncountable]  HCCa liquid that kills bacteria, used for preventing the spread of disease or infection
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carbolic acidOnly Father Kolbe remained alive until a bored guard gave him a fatal injection of carbolic acid.The locker was whitewashed and smelled of carbolic acid.
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