Lysol

[ lahy-sawl, -sol ]
/ ˈlaɪ sɔl, -sɒl /
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Trademark.

a brand of clear, brown, oily solution of cresols in soap, used as a disinfectant and antiseptic.

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British Dictionary definitions for lysol

Lysol

/ (ˈlaɪsɒl) /

noun

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

lysol

n.

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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