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rubbing alcohol

noun

: a liquid that contains alcohol and water and that is used to clean wounds or skin

Full Definition of RUBBING ALCOHOL

:  a cooling and soothing liquid for external application that contains approximately 70 percent denatured ethanol or isopropanol

First Known Use of RUBBING ALCOHOL

circa 1931
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rubbing alcohol

noun rub·bing alcohol \ˈrəb-iŋ-ˌ\

Medical Definition of RUBBING ALCOHOL

:  a cooling and soothing liquid for external application that contains approximately 70 percent denatured ethanol or isopropyl alcohol

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