denatured alcohol

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de·na·tured alcohol

 (dē-nā′chərd)
n.
Ethyl alcohol to which a poisonous substance, such as acetone or methanol, has been added to make it unfit for consumption.
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denatured alcohol

n
(Chemistry) chem ethanol rendered unfit for human consumption by the addition of a noxious substance, as in methylated spirits
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Noun1.denatured alcohol - ethyl alcohol that is unfit for drinking but is still useful for other purposes
ethanol, ethyl alcohol, fermentation alcohol, grain alcohol - the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors; used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel; proposed as a renewable clean-burning additive to gasoline
methylated spirit - ethyl alcohol denatured with methyl alcohol to prevent its use as an alcoholic beverage
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For gonadal histology, 30 fish were fixed in toto for 24 hr in Bouin's solution and stored in 70% industrial methylated spirits (IMS) before processing for histology.
The pumps are flushed through with hot water at 50[degrees]C, then stripped and thoroughly washed and sanitized with Industrial Methylated Spirits. They are then sealed ready for use.

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