Meaning of isopropyl alcohol

i'sopro'pyl al'cohol

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless, flammable, water-soluble liquid, CHO, produced from propylene by the action of sulfuric acid and hydrolysis: used chiefly in the manufacture of antifreeze and rubbing alcohol and as a solvent. Also called
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