wood alcohol

Definitions

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  • noun organic chemistry The compound methyl alcohol or methanol.

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  • noun a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol; used as an antifreeze and solvent and fuel and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol

Etymologies

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Originally manufactured by the destructive distillation of wood.

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