Part of speech: adjective

Of or pertaining to coal- tar oil.

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Usage examples "carbolic":

  1. As to fleas, there is a lamentable concensus of opinion that they are the curse of Japanese travelling during the summer, and some people recommend me to sleep in a bag drawn tightly round the throat, others to sprinkle my bedding freely with insect powder, others to smear the skin all over with carbolic oil, and some to make a plentiful use of dried and powdered flea- bane. - "Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan", Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy).
  2. Gonsalvo then bites deeply into a bottle of carbolic acid and just as the Coroner climbs into the house the pictures of the modern lover and loveress appear in the newspapers, and fashionable Society receives a jolt. - "Get Next!", Hugh McHugh.
  3. " Not but what it's quite clean, miss," Nannie said; " it's been thoroughly washed in carbolic." - "The Professional Aunt", Mary C.E. Wemyss.