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Noun: denatured alcohol
  1. Ethyl alcohol that is unfit for drinking but is still useful for other purposes
  2. Ethyl alcohol denatured with methyl alcohol to prevent its use as an alcoholic beverage
    - methylated spirit [Brit], meths [Brit, informal], metho [Austral, informal], methylated spirits

Derived forms: denatured alcohols

Type of: ethanol, ethyl alcohol, fermentation alcohol, grain alcohol

Encyclopedia: Denatured alcohol