methyl alcohol

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Washer fluid is already 40 percent methyl alcohol and 60 percent water. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "Debunking 5 Cold-Weather Car Myths," 15 May 2018 As a last resort, use methyl alcohol instead of washer fluid in the tank. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "Debunking 5 Cold-Weather Car Myths," 15 May 2018

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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methyl alcohol

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