rubbing-alcohol

rubbing alcohol

noun
a poisonous solution of about 70 percent isopropyl or denatured ethyl alcohol, usually containing a perfume oil, used chiefly in massaging.

Origin:
1925–30

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rubbing alcohol
 
n
a liquid usually consisting of 70 per cent denatured ethyl alcohol, used by external application as an antiseptic or rubefacient

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