surgical spirit

/sɜdʒɪkəl ˈspɪrət/ (say serjikuhl 'spiruht)

noun
ethyl alcohol, such as that containing oil of wintergreen and castor oil, used for cleansing the skin of a patient before an operation, etc.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • surgical spirit — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ methylated spirit used for cleansing the skin before injections or surgery …   English terms dictionary

  • surgical spirit — n [U] BrE a type of alcohol used for cleaning wounds or skin American Equivalent: rubbing alcohol …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • surgical spirit — noun uncount BRITISH RUBBING ALCOHOL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • surgical spirit — noun methylated spirit used in the practice of medicine (especially for cleansing the skin before injections or before surgery) • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • surgical spirit — N UNCOUNT Surgical spirit is a liquid which is used to clean wounds or surgical instruments. It consists mainly of alcohol. [BRIT] (in AM, use rubbing alcohol) …   English dictionary

  • surgical spirit — UK / US noun [uncountable] British a type of alcohol that people use to clean injuries and surgical tools. The American word is rubbing alcohol …   English dictionary

  • surgical spirit — methylated spirit, usually with small amounts of castor oil and oil of wintergreen: used to sterilize the skin before surgery, injections, etc …   Medical dictionary

  • surgical spirit — noun Brit. methylated spirit (often with oil of wintergreen) used especially for cleansing the skin before injections or surgery …   English new terms dictionary

  • surgical spirit — methylated spirit, usually with small amounts of castor oil and oil of wintergreen: used to sterilize the skin, particularly before injections …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • surgical spirit — noun Ethanol with small quantities of additives (typically: castor oil (2%), methyl salicylate (0.5%)) …   Wiktionary

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