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arsenic

noun

1 arsenic

A white powdered poisonous trioxide of arsenic; used in manufacturing glass and as a pesticide (rat poison) and weed killer.

synonyms: arsenic trioxide, arsenous anhydride, arsenous oxide, ratsbane, white arsenic.

Roget 663: bane, curse; evil etc. 619; hurtfulness etc. (badness) 649; painfulness etc. (cause of pain) 830; scourge ... show more

Dutch: arseen, arsenicum
Polish: arszenik, tritlenek arsenu, tritlenek diarsenu, trójtlenek arsenu



2 arsenic

A very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys; found in arsenopyrite and orpiment and realgar.

synonyms: As, atomic number 33.

Dutch: arseen, arsenicum
Polish: arsen, As


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