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surgical spirit

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BrE BrE//ˌsɜːdʒɪkl ˈspɪrɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɜːrdʒɪkl ˈspɪrɪt//
 
(British English) (North American English rubbing alcohol) [uncountable]
 
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a clear liquid, consisting mainly of alcohol, used for cleaning wounds, etc.

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