methanol methanol n. (Chem.) The simplest alcohol of the paraffin series, {CH3.OH}; methyl alcohol. Called also {wood alcohol}. It is used as an antifreeze solvent, as a fuel, and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol.

Syn: methyl alcohol, wood alcohol, wood spirit. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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