Methanol definition

mĕthə-nôl, -nōl, -nŏl
A colorless, toxic, flammable liquid, CH3 OH, used as an antifreeze, a general solvent, a fuel, and a denaturant for ethyl alcohol.
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A colorless, volatile, flammable, poisonous liquid, CH3OH, obtained by the destructive distillation of wood and synthesized chiefly from carbon monoxide and hydrogen: it is used in organic synthesis, as a fuel, solvent, and antifreeze, and in the manufacture of formaldehyde, smokeless powders, paints, etc.; methyl alcohol.
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A colorless, toxic, flammable liquid used as a general solvent, antifreeze, and fuel. Also called methyl alcohol, wood alcohol. Chemical formula: CH4O.
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(organic chemistry) The simplest aliphatic alcohol, CH3OH; a colourless, toxic, inflammable liquid, used as a solvent, antifreeze, in the chemical industry, and in the preparation of methylated spirit.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
methanol
Plural:
methanols

Origin of methanol

  • methan(e) –ol

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From methane +"Ž -ol.

    From Wiktionary