Definition of methanol in English:

methanol

Syllabification: meth·a·nol
Pronunciation: /ˈmeTHəˌnôl, -ˌnōl
 
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noun

Chemistry
A toxic, colorless, volatile flammable liquid alcohol, originally made by distillation from wood and now chiefly by oxidizing methane. Also called methyl alcohol.
  • Chemical formula: CH3OH
More example sentences
  • It will also act on other small molecules, including methanol and ethylene glycol.
  • For example, the alcohol derivative of methane is methanol and of ethane is ethanol.
  • For instance, consider the difference between ethyl alcohol and methanol.

Origin

late 19th century: from methane + -ol.

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