coal tar

noun

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

First Known Use of coal tar

1785


COAL TAR Defined for English Language Learners

coal tar

noun

Definition of coal tar for English Language Learners

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


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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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