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English definition of “carbolic acid”

carbolic acid

noun [U]     /kɑːˌbɒl.ɪkˈæs.ɪd/ US  /kɑːrˌbɑː.lɪk-/
a liquid that destroys bacteria, and is used for cleaning injuries or surfaces to prevent diseasePreventing infection
(Definition of carbolic acid noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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