Definition of rubbing alcohol in English:

rubbing alcohol

Line breaks: rub|bing al¦co|hol


[mass noun] North American
  • Denatured alcohol, typically perfumed, used as an antiseptic or in massage.
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    • Blot stains with solvent cleaner such as rubbing alcohol, denatured alcohol, or dry cleaning fluid or your favorite household solvent cleaner.
    • The stench of rubbing alcohol and formaldehyde was almost unbearable.
    • A solution of acetone nail polish remover, rubbing alcohol, and club soda, shaken around well enough, will help remove any material you couldn't remove with a vacuum.

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