wood alcohol


noun

Origin of wood alcohol

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

  • 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|Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John

British Dictionary definitions for wood alcohol

wood alcohol


noun

another name for methanol
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Medicine definitions for wood alcohol

wood alcohol

[ wud ]

n.

methanol
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Science definitions for wood alcohol

wood alcohol


See methanol.
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