methylated spirit

methylated spirits

noun
ethyl alcohol denatured with methyl alcohol for the purpose of preventing its use as an alcoholic beverage.
Also, methylated spirit.


Origin:
1860–65

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methylated spirits or methylated spirit
 
n
(functioning as singular or plural) metho, Also called: meths alcohol that has been denatured by the addition of methanol and pyridine and a violet dye
 
methylated spirit or methylated spirit
 
n

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