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(Elements & Compounds) methylated spirit containing small amounts of oil of wintergreen and castor oil: used medically for sterilizing
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|Noun||1.||surgical spirit - methylated spirit used in the practice of medicine (especially for cleansing the skin before injections or before surgery)|
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methylated spirit - ethyl alcohol denatured with methyl alcohol to prevent its use as an alcoholic beverage