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

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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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com)-- Methanol is also known as wood alcohol or methyl alcohol.
2 TRUE The smoke is the most lethal part of the cigarette and contains not only tar, a known carcinogen, but also cyanide, benzene, formaldehyde, wood alcohol and ammonia.
If not, try wiping the mark with a clean cloth dampened with methanol - also known as methyl alcohol or wood alcohol.
The method is also more natural, relying on water and food-grade ethanol rather than the traditional methanol or wood alcohol.