methyl alcohol definition

  • noun:
    • See methanol.
    • The compound methanol.
    • Wood liquor.
    • a light, volatile, inflammable fluid, CH3.OH, acquired because of the distillation of wood, and hence known as wood alcoholic beverages or wood-spirit; tecnically called methanol; -- labeled as additionally methol, carbinol, etc.
    • a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol; used as an antifreeze and solvent and fuel and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol

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