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[mass noun] A colourless crystalline synthetic compound used in insecticides, fungicides, weedkillers, and wood preservatives.
- ‘Deregistering pentachlorophenol, a chemical used for treating timber in New Zealand, in 1991.’
- ‘The dioxins in pentachlorophenol are toxic, causing health problems from severe skin rashes to liver damage and possible cancer.’
- ‘Fungicides are commonly applied to outdoor plants, soil, and grains as a dust or spray - examples include hexachlorobenzene, organomercurials, pentachlorophenol, phthalimides, and dithiocarbamates.’
- ‘To prevent the anti-sap stain, we used to put wood through the boric bath, to which pentachlorophenol and organochlorine were added for cosmetic reasons.’
- ‘Samples with high dioxin levels were found to have come from animals raised in barns or pens containing posts that had been treated with dioxin-containing pentachlorophenol to prevent rotting.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.