isopropyl alcohol

noun

Definition of isopropyl alcohol

: a volatile flammable alcohol C3H8O used especially as a solvent and rubbing alcohol

Examples of isopropyl alcohol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fill a spray bottle with one-third part water and two-thirds parts 91 percent isopropyl alcohol to create your own ice-melting solution. Laura Daily, Washington Post, "Some areas are already seeing snow. Here’s how to winterize your car.," 12 Nov. 2019 There’s also a two-step cleaning process involving microfiber cloths and isopropyl alcohol and a list of inappropriate cleaners. BostonGlobe.com, "Cybersecurity firm bought by EMC-Dell affiliate," 23 Aug. 2019 Apple describes a two-step cleaning process involving microfiber cloths and isopropyl alcohol and includes a list of inappropriate cleaners. Washington Post, "Apple wants people to know how to clean its new credit card," 23 Aug. 2019 There’s also a two-step cleaning process involving microfiber cloths and isopropyl alcohol and a list of inappropriate cleaners. BostonGlobe.com, "Cybersecurity firm bought by EMC-Dell affiliate," 23 Aug. 2019 There’s also a two-step cleaning process involving microfiber cloths and isopropyl alcohol and a list of inappropriate cleaners. BostonGlobe.com, "Cybersecurity firm bought by EMC-Dell affiliate," 23 Aug. 2019 Then, for some samples, isopropyl alcohol was added to arrest the hydration of the cement. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Why Astronauts Are Mixing Cement Aboard the International Space Station," 21 May 2018 There’s also a two-step cleaning process involving microfiber cloths and isopropyl alcohol and a list of inappropriate cleaners. BostonGlobe.com, "Cybersecurity firm bought by EMC-Dell affiliate," 23 Aug. 2019 Apple also suggests cleaning the titanium card by wiping it with a microfiber cloth that has been moistened with isopropyl alcohol. Kaya Yurieff, CNN, "Apple warns not to keep its credit card by leather. Or denim. Or loose change.," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of isopropyl alcohol

1872, in the meaning defined above

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7 Dec 2019

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“Isopropyl alcohol.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isopropyl%20alcohol. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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isopropyl alcohol

noun

Medical Definition of isopropyl alcohol

: a volatile flammable alcohol C3H8O used especially as a solvent and rubbing alcohol

called also isopropanol

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