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

 

methylated spirit

 noun
noun
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