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methanol

[ meth-uh-nawl, -nol ]
/ ˈmɛθ əˌnɔl, -ˌnɒl /
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noun Chemistry.
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Origin of methanol

First recorded in 1890–95; methane + -ol1
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British Dictionary definitions for methanol

methanol
/ (ˈmɛθəˌnɒl) /

noun
a colourless volatile poisonous liquid compound used as a solvent and fuel. Formula: CH 3 OHAlso called: methyl alcohol, wood alcohol

Word Origin for methanol

C20: from methane + -ol 1
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Scientific definitions for methanol

methanol
[ mĕthə-nôl′ ]

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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