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coal tar

noun

: a black, sticky liquid made from coal that is used as a fuel and to make various products (such as soap)

Full Definition of COAL TAR

:  tar obtained by distillation of bituminous coal and used especially as an industrial fuel, in making dyes, and in the topical treatment of skin disorders
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First Known Use of COAL TAR

1785
Medical Dictionary

coal tar

noun \ˈkōl-\

Medical Definition of COAL TAR

:  tar obtained by distillation of bituminous coal and used in the treatment of some skin diseases by direct local application to the skin

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