dehydrated alcohol

dehydrated alcohol
dehydrated alcohol n ethanol for pharmaceutical use that at 15.56°C contains not less than 99.2 percent ethanol by weight or 99.5 percent by volume and has a specific gravity of not more than 0.7964 called also absolute alcohol

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[USP] an extremely hygroscopic, transparent, colorless, volatile liquid with characteristic odor and burning taste, containing at least 99.5 per cent ethanol by volume; used as a solvent and administered by injection into nerves and ganglia for relief of pain. Called also absolute a.

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