[lahy-sawl, -sol]


a brand of clear, brown, oily solution of cresols in soap, used as a disinfectant and antiseptic. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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trademark a solution containing a mixture of cresols in water, used as an antiseptic and disinfectant
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Word Origin and History for lysol

brown oily coal-tar solution used as a disinfectant, 1890, coined, perhaps in German, from Greek lysis "dissolution" (see lysis) + -ol, element indicating "oil."

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