Part of speech: noun

A chemical element; also, a poisonous compound of this element.

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Usage examples "arsenic":

  1. Why do you believe it to be white arsenic? - "Trial-of-Mary-Blandy", Roughead, William.
  2. He had taken to the doctors' medicines again- arsenic and iron and so forth- and the quiet and fresh air they had prescribed were here in plenty; would nothing do him any good? - "The Great Hunger", Johan Bojer.
  3. Both these valleys are very fertile; in the latter one, and just before its junction with the former, are several yellow arsenic mines, but the working of these is not encouraged by the present ruler. - "Memoir of William Watts McNair", J. E. Howard.