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wood alcohol

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noun
  1. methyl alcohol.

Origin of wood alcohol

First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for wood alcohol

Historical Examples

  • Then comes the wood for distillation into wood-alcohol for use in manufacture and to furnish power in engines.

    Checking the Waste

    Mary Huston Gregory

  • Clean your brush in wood-alcohol before putting it away, and keep the shellac bottle tightly corked.

    How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus</p>

    Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John


British Dictionary definitions for wood alcohol

wood alcohol

noun
  1. another name for methanol
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wood alcohol in Medicine

wood alcohol

([object Object])
n.
  1. methanol

wood alcohol in Science

wood alcohol

  1. See methanol.
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