Definition of Rubbing alcohol

1. Noun. Lotion consisting of a poisonous solution of isopropyl alcohol or denatured ethanol alcohol for external use.

Generic synonyms: Application, Lotion



Medical Definition of Rubbing alcohol

1. 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 colours), and perfume oils; used as a rubefacient for muscle and joint aches and pains. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Rubbing alcohol

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1. Native Americans by Jill Norris (1996)
"Put two tablespoons (30 ml) of rubbing alcohol in a plastic bag. 2. Add several drops of food coloring. 3. Stir. 4. Pour desired amount of macaroni into the ..."

2. Preventing HIV Infection Among Injecting Drug Users in High Risk Countries by Institute of Medicine (U.S.), National Academies Press (U.S. (2007)
"(1994) found that liquid dish detergent and rubbing alcohol may be viable alternatives when bleach is not available. However, the study performed only a ..."

3. Injured...What Now? by H.W. Muller-Wohlfahrt, Hans Jurgen Montag (1999)
"rubbing alcohol/ Witch Hazel Compress Good old home remedies generally used ... When needed (such as for a bruise), mix cold water with rubbing alcohol in a ..."

4. Living Things by Katy Z. Allen (2002)
"student record sheet on page 73, reproduced for each student • plastic cups • geranium plant • masking tape • pipettes or eyedroppers • rubbing alcohol ..."

5. The FBI Laboratory: An Investigation Into Laboratory Practices and Alleged by Michael R. Bromwich (1998)
"Defense counsel then asked if there was any alcohol, and Thurman stated that common variety rubbing alcohol had been found. He also agreed that mercury ..."

6. Teaching Young Children Ages 1-6 by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Jill Norris, Marilyn Evans, Cindy Davis (2002)
"Put two tablespoons (30 ml) of rubbing alcohol in a bowl. Stir in the food coloring. (Start with six drops and vary the amount to create different colors. ..."

7. Native Americans by Karen Lowther (2003)
"MATERIALS • page 71, reproduced for each student •rubbing alcohol ... Pour 2 Tbsp. (30 ml) of rubbing alcohol into a plastic bag. Add several drops of blue ..."

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