from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An organic compound in which the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group of methyl alcohol is replaced by a metal.
- transitive v. To mix or combine with methyl alcohol.
- transitive v. To combine with the methyl radical.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To add, or treat with methyl alcohol (see methylated spirits)
- v. To add a methyl group to a compound
- v. To add a methyl group to a nucleic acid as part of the process of gene expression
- n. The anion -O-CH3- derived from methanol by loss of a proton; any salt containing this anion
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An alcoholate of methyl alcohol in which the hydroxyl hydrogen is replaced by a metal, after the analogy of a hydrate.
- transitive v. To impregnate or mix with methyl or methyl alcohol.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To mix or impregnate with methylic alcohol or methyl.
- To substitute in (a compound) the methyl radical -CH3, for an equivalent of some other radical or element.
- n. A derivative of methyl alcohol.
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