methanol

noun meth·a·nol \ ˈme-thə-ˌnȯl , -ˌnōl \
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of methanol

: a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol CH3OH used especially as a solvent, antifreeze, or denaturant for ethanol and in the synthesis of other chemicals

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METHANOL Defined for English Language Learners

methanol

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Definition of methanol for English Language Learners

  • : a poisonous alcohol that is used to keep liquids from freezing, as a fuel, etc.


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methanol

noun meth·a·nol \ ˈmeth-ə-ˌnȯl , -ˌnōl \

medical Definition of methanol

: a light volatile pungent flammable poisonous liquid alcohol CH3OH formed in the destructive distillation of wood or made synthetically and used especially as a solvent, antifreeze, or denaturant for ethanol and in the synthesis of other chemicals called also carbinol, methyl alcohol, wood alcohol


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