methyl-alcohol

methyl alcohol

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, volatile, water-soluble, poisonous liquid, CH 4 O, obtained by the destructive distillation of wood or the incomplete oxidation of natural gas, or produced synthetically from carbon monoxide and hydrogen, used chiefly as a solvent, a fuel, and an automobile antifreeze and in the synthesis of formaldehyde.


Origin:
1840–50

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methyl alcohol
 
n
another name for methanol

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methyl alcohol n.
See methanol.

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methyl alcohol  
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