Meaning of “surgical spirit” in the English Dictionary

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"surgical spirit" in British English

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surgical spiritnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌsɜː.dʒɪ.kəl ˈspɪr.ɪt/ us /ˌsɝː.dʒɪ.kəl ˈspɪr.ət/ UK US rubbing alcohol

a liquid for cleaning medical equipment 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)

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