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denatured alcohol

noun, Chemistry
1.
alcohol, especially ethyl alcohol, that has been denatured: used chiefly as a solvent and in chemical synthesis.
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British Dictionary definitions for denatured alcohol

denatured alcohol

noun
1.
(chem) ethanol rendered unfit for human consumption by the addition of a noxious substance, as in methylated spirits
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denatured alcohol in Medicine

denatured alcohol 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 in Science
denatured alcohol
  (dē-nā'chərd)   
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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