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