Definition of methylated spirit in English:

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methylated spirit

Pronunciation: /mɛθəleɪtɪdˈspɪrɪt/
(also methylated spirits)

noun

[mass noun]
Alcohol for general use that has been made unfit for drinking by the addition of about 10 per cent methanol and typically also some pyridine and a violet dye.
Example sentences
  • Ethanol, sometimes called methylated spirits, ethyl alcohol, or just alcohol, is a member of a group of organic chemicals called alcohols.
  • The test is conducted with water, isopropyl alcohol, and methylated spirits.
  • I used Isopropyl alcohol, but methylated spirits would do just as well.

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