What does the word Carbolic mean?

Usage examples for Carbolic

  1. But the scare of infection, though it sets even doctors talking as if the only really scientific thing to do with a fever patient is to throw him into the nearest ditch and pump carbolic acid on him from a safe distance until he is ready to be cremated on the spot, has led to much greater care and cleanliness. – The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors by George Bernard Shaw
  2. Dear Judy: Singapore is still living in the carriage house, and receiving a daily carbolic- scented bath from Tammas Kehoe. – Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
  3. If all were forced to till the soil, those vast results would not have been attained which have been attained in our day; there would have been none of those striking successes which have so greatly augmented man's power over nature, were it not for these astronomical discoveries which are so astounding to the mind of man, and which have added to the security of navigation; there would be no steamers, no railways, none of those wonderful bridges, tunnels, steam- engines and telegraphs, photography, telephones, sewing- machines, phonographs, electricity, telescopes, spectroscopes, microscopes, chloroform, Lister's bandages, and carbolic acid. – On the Significance of Science and Art from What to Do? by Count Lyof N. Tolstoi

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