Definition of Methylated spirit

1. Noun. Ethyl alcohol denatured with methyl alcohol to prevent its use as an alcoholic beverage.

Generic synonyms: Denatured Alcohol
Specialized synonyms: Surgical Spirit



Definition of Methylated spirit

1. Noun. denatured ethyl alcohol used as a fuel and a solvent, and usually free of taxes on alcohol. Denaturing is achieved by the addition of methyl alcohol, frequently additional materials are added to give smell and colour to the substance. ¹

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Medical Definition of Methylated spirit

1. Ethyl alcohol rendered unfit for consumption as a beverage by the addition of one or several chemicals for commercial purposes (e.g., sucrose octa-acetate). Synonym: industrial methylated spirit, methylated spirit. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Methylated Spirit

methylamine
methylamine dehydrogenase
methylamines
methylamino
methylammonium
methylamphetamine
methylamphetamine hydrochloride
methylamphetamines
methylarginine
methylase
methylases
methylaspartate mutase
methylatable
methylate
methylated
methylated spirit (current term)
methylated spirits
methylates
methylating
methylation
methylations
methylator
methylators
methylatropine bromide
methylazoxymethanol acetate
methylbenzene
methylbenzethonium chloride
methylbenzodioxepinone
methylcellulose
methylcelluloses

Literary usage of Methylated spirit

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1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1868)
"methylated spirit LICENCE. It will be remembered that in March last a memorial from the Chemists and Druggists of Bath and Bristol, praying for a reduction ..."

2. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen, Henry Leffmann (1898)
"For laboratory purposes, ordinary methylated spirit may be greatly improved by digesting it for some days with caustic potash or soda, and then distilling. ..."

3. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen, Henry Leffmann, Joseph Merritt Matthews (1898)
"For laboratory purposes, ordinary methylated spirit may be greatly improved by digesting it for some <]ays with caustic potash or soda, and then distilling. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"methylated spirit. In 1853 a strong representation was made to the Government ... The principal restriction on the use of methylated spirit is that it shall ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"From 1858 to 1861 methylated spirit was duty-free when it was required for manufacturing processes, and the methylation or ..."

6. The Trust Movement in British Industry: A Study of Business Organisation by Henry William Macrosty (1907)
"The Revenue Act provided for the use by manufacturers of a special methylated spirit on which the Board of Inland Revenue grants a rebate of 5d._per gallon. ..."

7. Journal of the Society of Arts by Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1856)
"The methylated spirit, therefore, cannot bo used for the preparation of perfumes. "8. The methylated spirit would serve for the preservation of objects of ..."

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