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alcohol

 [al´kah-hol]
1. any organic compound containing the hydroxy (-OH) functional group except those in which the OH group is attached to an aromatic ring, which are called phenols. Alcohols are classified as primary, secondary, or tertiary according to whether the carbon atom to which the OH group is attached is bonded to one, two, or three other carbon atoms and as monohydric, dihydric, or trihydric according to whether they contain one, two, or three OH groups; the latter two are called diols and triols, respectively.
2. an official preparation of ethanol, used as a disinfectant, solvent, and preservative, and applied topically as a rubbing compound, disinfectant, astringent, hemostatic, and coolant.
absolute alcohol dehydrated a.
benzyl alcohol a colorless liquid used as a bacteriostatic in solutions for injection and as a topical local anesthetic.
dehydrated alcohol an extremely hygroscopic, transparent, colorless, volatile liquid used as a solvent and injected into nerves and ganglia for relief of pain. Called also absolute a.
denatured alcohol ethanol made unfit for human consumption by the addition of substances known as denaturants. Although it should never be taken internally, denatured alcohol is widely used on the skin as a disinfectant.
ethyl alcohol (grain alcohol) ethanol.
isopropyl alcohol a transparent, volatile colorless liquid used as a solvent and disinfectant and applied topically as an antiseptic; called also isopropanol. Diluted with water to approximately 70 per cent strength, it is called isopropyl rubbing alcohol and is used as a rubbing compound.
methyl alcohol methanol.
pantothenyl alcohol dexpanthenol.
phenethyl alcohol (phenylethyl alcohol) a colorless liquid used as an antimicrobial agent in pharmaceuticals.
rubbing alcohol a preparation of acetone, methyl isobutyl ketone, and ethanol, used as a rubefacient.
wood alcohol methanol.

rub·bing al·co·hol

an alcoholic mixture intended for external use; it usually contains 70% by volume of absolute alcohol or isopropyl alcohol; the remainder consists of water, denaturants (with and without coal tar colors), and perfume oils; used as a rubefacient for muscle and joint aches and pains.

rubbing alcohol

n.
A mixture usually consisting of 70 percent isopropyl or absolute alcohol, applied externally to relieve muscle and joint pain.

rub·bing al·co·hol

(ROH) (rŭbing alkŏ-hol)
Alcoholic mixture intended for external use; it usually contains 70% by volume of absolute alcohol or isopropyl alcohol; the remainder consists of water, denaturants (with and without coal tar colors), and perfume oils; used as a rubefacient for muscle and joint aches and pains.

rub·bing al·co·hol

(rŭbing alkŏ-hol)
Alcoholic mixture intended for external use; used as a rubefacient for muscle and joint aches and pains.
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The Sharpie marks they would make on the tiles represented silt, while the droppers of rubbing alcohol represented rainstorms.
It's a good idea to clean the rubberized tips of your earbuds with rubbing alcohol regularly.
First, put on the gloves and the safety goggles to protect your eyes from any vapours from the peppers or rubbing alcohol.
First, how did the San Jose Fire Department get the facts so badly wrong when it said its tests showed the juice bottles contained enough toxic rubbing alcohol to kill anyone who drank the contents of the bottle?
When your windshield wiper blades are dirty, clean them with rubbing alcohol; if you see no difference, they may be damaged beyond cleaning.
Dab with rubbing alcohol to create a circular effect.
You first need to clean the damaged area thoroughly using rubbing alcohol and wait for this to dry.
? Wipe the area over with a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol to remove any surface finishes or coatings.
Mixing salt with alcohol (one part salt to four parts rubbing alcohol) creates a great product for tackling grease.
You can also create your own armpit astringent by combining one teaspoon of lime juice, one teaspoon of lemon juice and a half cup of rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle.
If you have a stain, dab a small amount of rubbing alcohol onto the area and treat with a prewash detergent.
Isopropanol can also be mixed with water to form rubbing alcohol for medical use ?