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wood alcohol

noun
  1. methyl alcohol.
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Origin of wood alcohol

First recorded in 1860–65
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Historical Examples of 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
  1. another name for methanol
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wood alcohol in Medicine

wood alcohol

(wud)
n.
  1. methanol
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wood alcohol in Science

wood alcohol

  1. See methanol.
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