Definition of Arsenic:

  1. Toxic metal (found in air and water due to industrial contamination) that can cause skin and lung cancer, peripheral vascular disease, and liver damage. Arsenic is used mainly in the manufacture of semiconductors and gun shots.

  2. Relating to arsenic.

  3. The chemical element of atomic number 33, a brittle steel-gray metalloid.

Synonyms of Arsenic

DDD, DDT, Paris green, Antimony, Arsenic trioxide, Beryllium, Bichloride of mercury, Cadmium, Carbolic acid, Carbon monoxide, Carbon tetrachloride, Chlorine, Cyanide, Hydrocyanic acid, Hyoscyamine, Lead, Mercuric chloride, Mercury, Mustard gas, Nicotine, Phenol, Poison gas, Prussic acid, Selenium, Strychnine

How to use Arsenic in a sentence?

  1. In animals and plants, arsenic combines with carbon and hydrogen to form organic arsenic.
  2. Your article on arsenic poisoning of drinking water in Bangladesh and India (International, August 8) clearly illustrated a terrible disaster for many millions of people.

Meaning of Arsenic & Arsenic Definition