methyl alcohol


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methyl alcohol

n.

methyl alcohol

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for methanol

meth′yl al′cohol


n.
a colorless, volatile, poisonous liquid, CH4O, used chiefly as a solvent, fuel, and antifreeze and in the synthesis of formaldehyde. Also called methanol, wood alcohol.
[1840–50]

methyl alcohol

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Noun1.methyl alcohol - a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcoholmethyl alcohol - a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol; used as an antifreeze and solvent and fuel and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol
alcohol - any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
allyl alcohol, propenyl alcohol - an unsaturated primary alcohol present in wood spirit; use to make resins and plasticizers and pharmaceuticals
fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
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methyl alcohol

methyl alcohol

n metanol m
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com)-- Methanol is also known as wood alcohol or methyl alcohol.