or methylated spirit
- ethyl alcohol denatured with methyl alcohol for the purpose of preventing its use as an alcoholic beverage.
Origin of methylated spirits
First recorded in 1860–65
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- (functioning as singular or plural) alcohol that has been denatured by the addition of methanol and pyridine and a violet dyeAlso called: metho, meths
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