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arsenical (chemistry)

Definition:

a pesticide or drug containing arsenic

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

arsenicals

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Medieval Latin arsenicalis
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of arsenical...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

arsenical

of or containing arsenic | a drug or insecticide containing arsenic (10 of 250 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/arsenical

Wikipedia:

Arsenical

an arsenic-containing compound. Examples include: arsanilic acid ; arsenamide ; arsenates ; arsenites ; arsphenamine ; p-azobenzenearsonate ; cacodylic acid ; carbarsone ; melarsoprol ; nitarsone ; roxarsone (28 of 61 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Arsenical

Oxford Dictionary:

arsenical

of or containing arsenic | an arsenical drug or other compound (10 of 41 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/arsenical

Merriam-Webster:

arsenical

of, relating to, containing, or caused by arsenic (8 of 23 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/arsenical

Random House Dictionary:

arsenical

containing or relating to arsenic. | any of a group of pesticides, drugs, or other compounds containing arsenic. (17 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/arsenical

New World Dictionary:

arsenical

of or containing arsenic | a drug, fungicide, insecticide, etc. whose effect depends on its arsenic content (16 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/arsenical

Wiktionary:

arsenical | arsenicals [plural]

Of or pertaining to, or containing, arsenic | Any drug or medical preparation containing arsenic (14 of 16 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/arsenical

American Heritage Dictionary:

arsenical

Of or containing arsenic. | A drug or preparation containing arsenic. (10 of 14 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/arsenical

Britannica Encyclopedia:

drug [chemical agent]

any chemical substance that affects the functioning of living things and the organisms that infect them. Pharmacology, the science of drugs, deals ... (22 of 1390 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/171942​/drug

Macmillan British Dictionary:

drug [countable] | drugs [plural]

an illegal substance that affects someone physically or mentally when they ... | a substance that you take to treat a disease or medical problem (24 of 132 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/drug

drug [transitive, verb] | drugged [past tense] | drugging [present participle] | drugs [3rd-person singular present]

to give a drug to someone so that they will go to sleep or will become unconscious | to put a drug in food or drink so that someone will swallow it ... (31 of 76 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/drug 14

Cambridge Dictionary:

drug [entry 1]

any natural or artificially made chemical which is used as a medicine (12 of 30 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drug 1

drug [entry 2]

any natural or artificially made chemical which is taken for pleasure, to ... | any activity that you cannot stop doing (20 of 86 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drug 2

drug [entry 3] | -gg- [past tense]

to give someone or something a chemical which causes a loss of feeling or unconsciousness (15 of 70 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drug 3

Columbia Encyclopedia:

pesticide | red squill | ANTU | rodenticide

biological, physical, or chemical agent used to kill plants or animals that are harmful to people; in practice, the term pesticide is often applied ... (24 of 529 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0838556​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

arsenical | arsenicals [plural]

relating to or containing arsenic | a substance that contains arsenic, e.g. a drug or insecticide (15 of 33 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586919​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

New World Dictionary:

arsenical

Origin: Medieval Latin arsenicalis

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/arsenical

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

arsenical

Audio: British English pronunciation of "arsenical"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/arsenical

the Free Dictionary:

arsenical

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "arsenical"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "arsenical" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

arsenical | arsenicals [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "arsenical"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

arsenical

Audio: North American pronunciation of "arsenical"

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YourDictionary Audio:

arsenical

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "arsenical" by speech synthesizer

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