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surgical spirit

Translation of surgical spirit in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • (British English) (de 90°)
    Example sentences
    • Perfumes are made in the same way, substituting flower water and surgical spirit or alcohol in place of the base product.
    • I'd been putting surgical spirit on my feet to toughen the skin, and I ran out of it.
    • The only thing that helps is cleaning the ear canals with cotton buds heavily soaked in surgical spirit.

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