Etymology
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methanol (n.)

"methyl alcohol," 1892 (adopted that year by the international scientific community), from methyl + -ol, suffix denoting "alcohol."

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Definitions of methanol

methanol (n.)
a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol; used as an antifreeze and solvent and fuel and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol;
Synonyms: methyl alcohol / wood alcohol / wood spirit
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