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Meaning & Definition of Arsenic in English





1. A white powdered poisonous trioxide of arsenic

  • Used in manufacturing glass and as a pesticide (rat poison) and weed killer
  • arsenic,
  • arsenic trioxide,
  • arsenous anhydride,
  • arsenous oxide,
  • white arsenic,
  • ratsbane

2. 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
  • arsenic,
  • As,
  • atomic number 33

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On the inquest it was shown that Buck Fanshaw, in the delirium of a wasting typhoid fever, had taken arsenic, shot himself through the body, cut his throat, and jumped out of a four-story window and broken his neck—and after due deliberation, the jury, sad and tearful, but with intelligence unblinded by its sorrow, brought in a verdict of death "by the visitation of God." What could the world do without juries?