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- 1. phenol, organic compound
- usage: any of a class of weakly acidic organic compounds; molecule contains one or more hydroxyl groups
- 2. carbolic acid, phenol, hydroxybenzene, oxybenzene, phenylic acid, acid, solvent, dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent
- usage: a toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; used in manufacturing and as a disinfectant and antiseptic; poisonous if taken internally
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