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methylated spirits

noun
1.
ethyl alcohol denatured with methyl alcohol for the purpose of preventing its use as an alcoholic beverage.
Also, methylated spirit.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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methylated spirits

noun
1.
(functioning as singular or pl) alcohol that has been denatured by the addition of methanol and pyridine and a violet dye Also called metho, meths
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