- rubbing alcohol
- rub·bing alcohol 'rəb-iŋ-. n a cooling and soothing liquid for external application that contains approximately 70 percent denatured ethanol or isopropyl alcohol
* * *[USP] a preparation of acetone, methyl isobutyl ketone, and 68.5 to 71.5 per cent ethanol; used as a rubefacient.
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