Corrosive sublimate
Corrosive Cor*ro"sive (k?r-r?"s?v), a. [Cf. F. corrosif.] 1. Eating away; having the power of gradually wearing, changing, or destroying the texture or substance of a body; as, the corrosive action of an acid. ``Corrosive liquors.'' --Grew. ``Corrosive famine.'' --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

2. Having the quality of fretting or vexing. [1913 Webster]

Care is no cure, but corrosive. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Corrosive sublimate} (Chem.), mercuric chloride, {HgCl2}; so called because obtained by sublimation, and because of its harsh irritating action on the body tissue. Usually it is in the form of a heavy, transparent, crystalline substance, easily soluble, and of an acrid, burning taste. It is a virulent poison, a powerful antiseptic, and an excellent antisyphilitic; called also {mercuric bichloride}. It is to be carefully distinguished from calomel, the mild chloride of mercury. [1913 Webster]


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  • Corrosive sublimate — Sublimate Sub li*mate, n. [LL. sublimatum.] (Chem.) A product obtained by sublimation; hence, also, a purified product so obtained. [1913 Webster] {Corrosive sublimate}. (Chem.) mercuric chloride. See {Corrosive sublimate} under {Corrosive}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corrosive sublimate — n. MERCURIC CHLORIDE * * *       mercury(II) chloride, an odourless, colourless, water soluble compound of mercury (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • corrosive sublimate — n MERCURIC CHLORIDE * * * mercury bichloride …   Medical dictionary

  • corrosive sublimate — n. MERCURIC CHLORIDE …   English World dictionary

  • corrosive sublimate — sublimatas statusas T sritis chemija formulė HgCl₂ atitikmenys: angl. corrosive mercury; corrosive sublimate; mercuric chloride rus. сулема; хлорид ртути(II) ryšiai: sinonimas – gyvsidabrio(II) chloridas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • corrosive sublimate — mercury bichloride mercury bichloride n. the compound ({HgCl2}) consisting of two atoms of chlorine united with one atom of mercury. Also called {bichloride of mercury}, {mercuric chloride}, {corrosive sublimate}, and {mercury perchloride}. It is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corrosive sublimate — Bichloride Bi*chlo ride, n. [Pref. bi + chloride.] (Chem.) A compound consisting of two atoms of chlorine with one or more atoms of another element; called also {dichloride}. [1913 Webster] {Bichloride of mercury}, mercuric chloride; sometimes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corrosive sublimate — noun a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; used as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative • Syn: ↑mercuric chloride, ↑mercury chloride, ↑bichloride of mercury • Hypernyms: ↑sublimate …   Useful english dictionary

  • corrosive sublimate — noun Date: circa 1747 mercuric chloride …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • corrosive sublimate. — Chem. Now Rare. mercuric chloride. [1700 10] * * * …   Universalium

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