rubbing alcohol

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of rubbing alcohol

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

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First Known Use of rubbing alcohol

1902


RUBBING ALCOHOL Defined for English Language Learners

rubbing alcohol

noun

Definition of rubbing alcohol for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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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