car·​bol·​ic | \ kär-ˈbä-lik How to pronounce carbolic (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web But Lister lives into his own fame, and there was this carbolic-acid popularity explosion and kinds of funny things happen. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, "The Gruesome, Bloody World of Victorian Surgery," 22 Oct. 2017

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carbolic was in 1884

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“Carbolic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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car·​bol·​ic | \ kär-ˈbäl-ik How to pronounce carbolic (audio) \

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