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isopropyl

[ahy-suh-proh-pil] /ˌaɪ səˈproʊ pɪl/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
containing the isopropyl group.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; iso- + propyl
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Examples from the web for isopropyl
  • For a reason no one recalls, he asked that the back of his robe be doused not with isopropyl but with gasoline.
  • It is horrendous-you'd rather suck on an isopropyl alcohol prep swab.
British Dictionary definitions for isopropyl

isopropyl

/ˌaɪsəʊˈprəʊpɪl/
noun
1.
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the group of atoms (CH3)2CH-, derived from propane: an isopropyl group or radical
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Contemporary definitions for isopropyl
noun

the univalent radical (CH3)2CH--, used in combination esp. isopropyl alcohol

Usage Note

used in combination with other terms

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