wood alcohol


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wood alcohol

n.

wood 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]

wood alcohol

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wood alcohol - a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcoholwood 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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Methanol, also known as wood alcohol, is a constituent of many commercially available industrial solvents and alcoholic beverages.
Rogue bar owners across Greece have previously been known to use methanol - also known as methyl alcohol or wood alcohol - as an alcohol substitute to hide when drinks have been watered down.
com)-- Methanol is also known as wood alcohol or methyl alcohol.
The men later expanded their enterprise by establishing a chemical plant that manufactured charcoal, acetate of lime, and wood alcohol.
If not, try wiping the mark with a clean cloth dampened with methanol - also known as methyl alcohol or wood alcohol.