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[mass noun] Denatured alcohol, typically perfumed, used for cleaning and disinfecting the skin or medical instruments before an injection or surgical operation.
- ‘The only thing that helps is cleaning the ear canals with cotton buds heavily soaked in surgical spirit.’
- ‘I'd been putting surgical spirit on my feet to toughen the skin, and I ran out of it.’
- ‘Perfumes are made in the same way, substituting flower water and surgical spirit or alcohol in place of the base product.’
- ‘There are no gloves, needles, cotton wool, or surgical spirit, according to Kortegui.’
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