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Definition of methanol noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

methanol

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmeθənɒl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeθənɔːl//
 
, NAmE//ˈmeθənoʊl//
 
[uncountable] (symbol CH3OH)
 
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a poisonous form of alcohol formed when methane reacts with oxygen Word Origin late 19th cent.: from methane + -ol.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: methanol