methyl alcohol

methyl alcohol

noun Chemistry.

  1. a colorless, volatile, water-soluble, poisonous liquid, CH4O, obtained by the destructive distillation of wood or the incomplete oxidation of natural gas, or produced synthetically from carbon monoxide and hydrogen, used chiefly as a solvent, a fuel, and an automobile antifreeze and in the synthesis of formaldehyde.


  1. another name for methanol


  1. methanol

  1. See methanol.

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