methylated spirits

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

1860–65 Unabridged
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methylated spirits or methylated spirit
(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

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