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ARSENIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does arsenic mean? 

ARSENIC (noun)
  The noun ARSENIC has 2 senses:

1. 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
2. a white powdered poisonous trioxide of arsenic; used in manufacturing glass and as a pesticide (rat poison) and weed killer

  Familiarity information: ARSENIC used as a noun is rare.


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ARSENIC (noun)


Sense 1arsenic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

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Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

arsenic; As; atomic number 33

Hypernyms ("arsenic" is a kind of...):

chemical element; element (any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter)

Holonyms ("arsenic" is a substance of...):

arsenopyrite; mispickel (a silver-white or grey ore of arsenic)

orpiment (a yellow mineral occuring in conjunction with realgar; an ore of arsenic)

realgar (a rare soft orange mineral consisting of arsenic sulphide; an important ore of arsenic)

herbicide; weed killer; weedkiller (a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth)

insect powder; insecticide (a chemical used to kill insects)


Sense 2arsenic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

arsenic trioxide; arsenous anhydride; arsenous oxide; ratsbane; white arsenic; arsenic

Hypernyms ("arsenic" is a kind of...):

trioxide (an oxide containing three atoms of oxygen in the molecule)


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