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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Carbolic  \Car*bol"ic\  (k[aum]r*b[o^]l"[i^]k),  a.  [L.  carbo  coal 
  +  oleum  oil.]  (Chem.) 
  Pertaining  to  or  designating,  an  acid  derived  from  coal  tar 
  and  other  sources;  as  carbolic  acid  (called  also  phenic 
  acid,  and  phenol).  See  {Phenol}.