Meaning of “rubbing alcohol” in the English Dictionary

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"rubbing alcohol" in British English

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rubbing alcoholnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈrʌb.ɪŋ ˌæl.kə.hɒl/ us /ˈrʌb.ɪŋ ˌæl.kə.hɑːl/ US UK surgical spirit

a liquid for cleaning medical equipment or a person's skin so that it is free from bacteria

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

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