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noun Chemistry.

alcohol, especially ethyl alcohol, that has been denatured: used chiefly as a solvent and in chemical synthesis.

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British Dictionary definitions for denatured alcohol

denatured alcohol

noun

chem ethanol rendered unfit for human consumption by the addition of a noxious substance, as in methylated spirits
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Medical definitions for denatured alcohol

denatured alcohol
[ dē-nāchərd ]

n.

Ethyl alcohol to which a poisonous substance, such as acetone or methanol, has been added to make it unfit for consumption.
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Scientific definitions for denatured alcohol

denatured alcohol
[ dē-nāchərd ]

Ethyl alcohol to which a poisonous substance, such as acetone or methanol, has been added to make it unfit for consumption.
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