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Definition of carbolic noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

carbolic

 noun
noun
NAmE//kɑrˈbɑlɪk//
 
(also carbolic acid) [uncountable]
 
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a chemical that kills bacteria, used as an antiseptic, and as a disinfectant (= to prevent infection from spreading) carbolic soap
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: carbolic