Definition of methylated spirit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


methylated spirit

BrE BrE//ˌmeθəleɪtɪd ˈspɪrɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmeθəleɪtɪd ˈspɪrɪt//
(also methylated spirits) (informal meths) [uncountable]
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a type of alcohol that is not fit for drinking, used as a fuel for lighting and heating and for cleaning off dirty marks