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surgical spiritnoun [U]

uk   us   UK (US rubbing alcohol)
a ​liquid for ​cleaningmedicalequipment or a person's ​skin so that it is ​free from ​bacteria
(Definition of surgical spirit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “surgical spirit”
in Chinese (Simplified) 消毒用酒精,医用酒精…
in Chinese (Traditional) 消毒用酒精,藥用酒精…
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