wood alcohol
Methyl Meth"yl, n. [See {Methylene}.] (Chem.) A univalent hydrocarbon radical, {CH3-}, not existing alone but regarded as an essential residue of methane, and appearing as a component part of many derivatives; as, methyl alcohol, methyl ether, methyl amine, etc. [Formerly written also {methule}, {methyle}, etc.] [1913 Webster]

{Methyl alcohol} (Chem.), a light, volatile, inflammable liquid, {CH3.OH}, obtained by the distillation of wood, and hence called {wood alcohol} or {wood spirit}; tecnically referred to as {methanol}; -- called also {methol}, {carbinol}, etc.

{Methyl amine} (Chem.), a colorless, inflammable, alkaline gas, {CH3.NH2}, having an ammoniacal, fishy odor. It is produced artificially, and also occurs naturally in herring brine and other fishy products. It is regarded as ammonia in which a third of its hydrogen is replaced by methyl, and is a type of the class of substituted ammonias.

{Methyl ether} (Chem.), a light, volatile ether {CH3.O.CH3}, obtained by the etherification of methyl alcohol; -- called also {methyl oxide} or {dimethyl ether}.

{Methyl green}. (Chem.) See under {Green}, n.

{Methyl orange}. (Chem.) See {Helianthin}.

{Methyl violet} (Chem.), an artificial dye, consisting of certain methyl halogen derivatives of rosaniline. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • wood alcohol — n. METHANOL * * * …   Universalium

  • wood alcohol — n. METHANOL …   English World dictionary

  • wood alcohol — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wood alcohol — metanolis statusas T sritis chemija formulė CH₃OH atitikmenys: angl. carbinol; colonial spirit; methanol; methyl alcohol; wood alcohol; wood spirit rus. древесный спирт; карбинол; метанол; метиловый спирт ryšiai: sinonimas – metilo alkoholis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • wood alcohol — metilo alkoholis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vienas iš monohidroksilių alkoholių (CH₃OH) – bespalvis, degus skystis, reaguojantis su šarminiais metalais. Oksiduojasi, katalizatorių veikiamas atskelia vandenilį. Iš kvapo… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • wood alcohol — SYN: methyl alcohol. * * * wood alcohol wu̇d n METHANOL * * * methyl a …   Medical dictionary

  • wood alcohol — wood′ al cohol n. chem. methyl alcohol • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • wood alcohol — noun a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol; used as an antifreeze and solvent and fuel and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol • Syn: ↑methanol, ↑methyl alcohol, ↑wood spirit • Hypernyms: ↑alcohol, ↑fuel • Substance Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood alcohol — /wʊd ˈælkəhɒl/ (say wood alkuhhol) noun 1. the product of the destructive distillation of wood, consisting principally of methyl alcohol. 2. → methyl alcohol …   Australian English dictionary

  • wood alcohol. — See methyl alcohol. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

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