methanol

[meth-uh-nawl, -nol]
noun Chemistry.

Origin:
1890–95; methane + -ol1

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methanol (ˈmɛθəˌnɒl)
 
n
methyl alcohol, Also called: wood alcohol a colourless volatile poisonous liquid compound used as a solvent and fuel. Formula: CH3OH
 
[C20: from methane + -ol1]

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methanol
"methyl alcohol," 1894 (adopted in international scientific community in 1892), from meth(yl) + -ol, suffix denoting "alcohol."
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methanol meth·a·nol (měth'ə-nôl', -nōl')
n.
A colorless, toxic, flammable liquid used as an antifreeze, a general solvent, a fuel, and a denaturant for ethyl alcohol. Also called carbinol, methyl alcohol, wood alcohol.

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methanol   (měth'ə-nôl')  Pronunciation Key 
A colorless, toxic, flammable liquid used as a general solvent, antifreeze, and fuel. Also called methyl alcohol, wood alcohol. Chemical formula: CH4O.
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Example sentences
The smell of spilled chemicals, including methanol and formaldehyde, fills the
  air.
Methanol and ethanol are variants of alcohol, and they have different
  properties and uses.
These include electricity, methanol, natural gas and propane.
But in the short term the solution seems to be to deliver the hydrogen as part
  of a hydrogen-rich compound, such as methanol.
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