Meaning of “carbolic acid” in the English Dictionary

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"carbolic acid" in British English

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carbolic acidnoun [ U ]

uk /kɑːˌbɒl.ɪk ˈæs.ɪd/ us /kɑːrˌbɑː.lɪk ˈæs.ɪd/

a liquid that destroys bacteria, and is used for cleaning injuries or surfaces to prevent disease

(Definition of “carbolic acid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)