Definition of wood alcohol in English:

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wood alcohol

Pronunciation: /wo͝od ˈalkəˌhôl/ Pronunciation: /ˈalkəˌhäl/

noun

Crude methanol made by distillation from wood.
Example sentences
  • Methanol is poisonous wood alcohol and its neurotoxic presence in 9,000 products is even causing cirrhosis of the liver in 9-year-olds, an entire new disease called NASH, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
  • For example, methanol, or wood alcohol, can spontaneously become formaldehyde, while phenylalanine can decompose into diketopiperazine, which is a carcinogen.
  • The counterfeit vodka was contaminated with methanol, an industrial wood alcohol more commonly used in anti-freeze and paint thinners, which could present a major health risk to anyone drinking it.

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Syllabification: wood al·co·hol

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