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
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It is hopeless attempting to make a wood fire, so you light the methylated spirit stove, and crowd round that.
He claims the poorest alcoholics could switch from strong beer and cider to illicit alcohol, methylated spirits and formerly legal highs.
The supply and delivery of methylated spirits including the provision of a waste collection service for cellular pathology at hull and east yorkshire hospitals nhs trust.
Firewater in the fullest meaning of the word, these methylated spirits they call a blue train in their patrols.
That afternoon we were out at their house for a BBQ and we had a small little Bain Marie I had used to keep the food warm and underneath is a tiny little container you put methylated spirits into and light it.
Vacuuming them only goes so far - wipe them over after vacuuming, ideally with methylated spirits (or turps or white spirit), to remove any remaining sanding dust.
They usually use methylated spirits to sterilise some of their tools of trade.
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.
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.