Definition of Dettol in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɛtɒl/
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛt(ə)l/


[mass noun] trademark
A type of surgical or household disinfectant.
Example sentences
  • Saige said I should pick it up and disinfect it with Dettol and adopt it as my own.
  • His dad managed to cover his clothes with so much sludge, his mum had to disinfect the laundry bowl and washing machine with Dettol.
  • Even 30 years down the track, people will remember him being likened to fake Dettol or fake Bold, and that's an ugly thing.


1930s: an invented name.

Words that rhyme with Dettol


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