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methanol

[meth-uh-nawl, -nol]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. methyl alcohol.
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Origin of methanol

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

methanol

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

C20: from methane + -ol 1
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Word Origin and History for methanol

n.

"methyl alcohol," 1892 (adopted that year by the international scientific community), from methyl + -ol, suffix denoting "alcohol."

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methanol in Medicine

methanol

(mĕthə-nôl′, -nōl′)
n.
  1. 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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methanol in Science

methanol

[mĕthə-nôl′]
  1. 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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