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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. 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 alcohol, wood spirit]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Methol \Meth"ol\, n. [Gr. ? wine + -ol.] (Chem.) An earlier technical name of methyl alcohol or wood spirit, now called methanol; also, by extension, the class name of any of the series of alcohols of the methane series of which methol proper is the type. See Methyl alcohol, under Methyl. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

methanol n 1: 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 alcohol, wood spirit]