related to or designating an acid produced from coal-tar also sources as carbolic acid called additionally phenic acid and phenol1 See Phenol
- with respect to, or designating, an acid based on coal tar also resources; as, carbolic acid (labeled as also phenic acid, and phenol). See Phenol.
1836, from carb-, brush. as a type of carbon + -ol "oil" + -ic.
Irritation is lessened by lotions containing substances that will diminish irritability of the nerve-endings and skin, such as carbolic acid, hydrocyanic acid, morphine or opium, cocaine, belladonna or atropine.