a colorless, volatile, water-soluble, poisonous liquid, CH 4 O, 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.
another name for methanol
methyl alcohol n.
[meth-uh-luh-meen, -uh l-am-in] /ˌmɛθ ə ləˈmin, -əlˈæm ɪn/ noun, Chemistry. 1. any of three derivatives of ammonia in which one or all of the hydrogen atoms are replaced by methyl groups, especially a gas, CH 5 N, with an ammonialike odor, the simplest alkyl derivative of ammonia and, like the latter, forming a series of […]
[meth-uh-leyt] /ˈmɛθ əˌleɪt/ Chemistry noun 1. Also called methoxide. any derivative of , as , CH 3 ONa. 2. any compound containing the . verb (used with object), methylated, methylating. 3. (in a compound) to replace (one or more hydrogen atoms) with the . 4. to mix with , as in the denaturation of ethyl […]
noun, (usually used with a singular verb) 1. ethyl alcohol denatured with methyl alcohol for the purpose of preventing its use as an alcoholic beverage. noun 1. (functioning as singular or pl) alcohol that has been denatured by the addition of methanol and pyridine and a violet dye Also called metho, meths
[meth-uh-ley-shuh n] /ˌmɛθ əˈleɪ ʃən/ noun, Chemistry. 1. the process of replacing a hydrogen atom with a .