methanol

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun an alcohol manufactured from coal, natural gas or waste wood, which is used as a fuel or solvent.

Aviation

  • noun a colourless, toxic, flammable liquid, CH3OH, used as an antifreeze, a general solvent, and a fuel, also called methyl alcohol or wood alcohol

Cars & Driving

  • noun used in petrol/alcohol blends, in a variety of concentrations blended with unleaded petrol and solvents; a typical methanol content is 3 per cent; use of petrol blends with methanol will void the new car warranty of most car manufacturers

Medical

  • noun a colourless poisonous liquid, used as a solvent and a fuel. It changes easily into a gas.

Business

  • acronymCH3OH
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