methylated spirits

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meth·yl·at·ed spirit

n. often methylated spirits
A denatured alcohol consisting of a mixture of ethyl alcohol and methyl alcohol.

methylated spirits


methylated spirit

(Elements & Compounds) (functioning as singular or plural) alcohol that has been denatured by the addition of methanol and pyridine and a violet dye. Also called: metho or meths

methylated spirits

n singÄthylalkohol m, → (Brenn)spiritus m
References in classic literature ?
It is hopeless attempting to make a wood fire, so you light the methylated spirit stove, and crowd round that.
Joanne McMahon didn't see an open flame when she threw methylated spirits on to it - engulfing her face, neck and hands in a ball of fire.
We came back soaking wet from a long walk and took the lunatic decision to heat some soup inside the tent using a small tin stove fired by methylated spirits.
Contract award: supply of medicinal products, methylated spirits and pharmaceutical raw materials.
Methylated spirits can be used to remove woolly aphids from the trunks of fruit trees.
Since I began practising as an optometrist, over 40 years ago, it has been standard practice to use methylated spirits to remove varifocal lens markings and price label residue from acetate and metal frames.
If cleaning doesn't remove the marks, sand them, clean with a cloth dampened with methylated spirits (or white spirit) and apply worktop oil.
When they got to Scapa Flow some would go to a chemists to buy methylated spirits to mix with it.
Vacuuming them only goes so far and you'll also need to wipe them over, ideally with methylated spirits.
The salesman advised me to gently dab it with methylated spirits on a cloth and it worked, as it does on most things, including clothes.
Oh, and how to ignite methylated spirits safely before cooking something edible.
After sanding and scraping the boards, clean them thoroughly with a vacuum cleaner and if they're still dusty, wipe them over with methylated spirits.