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n. - A toxic white soluble crystalline acidic derivative of benzene; Any of a class of weakly acidic organic compounds.

Usage examples (26)
  • Gestapo patience at last having worn thin, an injection of phenol is administered and now Kolbe too is dead.
  • Mango contains phenol, which is a type of antioxidant.
  • Cumene is used to make phenol, which is mainly used in the manufacture of liquid and solid resins.
  • The glue is a polymer called phenol-formaldehyde, and while that sounds scary, reports indicate that it is less toxic than the wood, not listed under Prop 65, etc. for more
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