from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless, toxic, flammable liquid, CH3OH, used as an antifreeze, a general solvent, a fuel, and a denaturant for ethyl alcohol. Also called carbinol, methyl alcohol, wood alcohol, wood spirits.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The simplest aliphatic alcohol, CH3OH; a colourless, toxic, inflammable liquid, used as a solvent, antifreeze, in the chemical industry, and in the preparation of methylated spirit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The simplest alcohol of the paraffin series, CH3.OH; methyl alcohol. Called also wood alcohol. It is used as an antifreeze solvent, as a fuel, and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The official, scientific name for methyl alcohol, CH3OH.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol; used as an antifreeze and solvent and fuel and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol
methan(e) + -ol1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From methane + -ol. (Wiktionary)