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wood alcohol

Origin of wood alcohol
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for wood-alcohol
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  • Clean your brush in wood-alcohol before putting it away, and keep the shellac bottle tightly corked.

    How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
  • Then comes the wood for distillation into wood-alcohol for use in manufacture and to furnish power in engines.

    Checking the Waste Mary Huston Gregory
British Dictionary definitions for wood-alcohol

wood alcohol

another name for methanol
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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wood-alcohol in Medicine

wood alcohol n.
See methanol.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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wood-alcohol in Science
wood alcohol  
See methanol.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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