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Meaning & Definition of Arsenic in English

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Arsenic

/ɑrsənɪk/

noun

1. A white powdered poisonous trioxide of arsenic

  • Used in manufacturing glass and as a pesticide (rat poison) and weed killer
    synonym:
  • 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
    synonym:
  • arsenic
  • ,
  • As
  • ,
  • atomic number 33