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  • n. Alternative spelling of wood alcohol.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Seriously injurious and even fatal effects have been observed as the result of swallowing wood-alcohol (methyl alcohol), or preparations containing it, such as essence of ginger. Injury to vision has repeatedly attracted attention.
  • n. See alcohol.


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