Origin of methanol
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- a colourless volatile poisonous liquid compound used as a solvent and fuel. Formula: CH 3 OHAlso called: methyl alcohol, wood alcohol
C20: from methane + -ol 1
Word Origin and History for methanol
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- A colorless, toxic, flammable liquid used as an antifreeze, a general solvent, a fuel, and a denaturant for ethyl alcohol.carbinol methyl alcohol wood alcohol
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- A colorless, toxic, flammable liquid used as a general solvent, antifreeze, and fuel. Also called methyl alcohol, wood alcohol. Chemical formula: CH4O.
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