Meaning of methanol in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɛθənɒl/

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mass nounChemistry
  • A toxic, colourless, volatile flammable liquid alcohol, made chiefly by oxidizing methane.

    Also called methyl alcohol

    Chemical formula: CH₃OH

    ‘It will also act on other small molecules, including methanol and ethylene glycol.’
    • ‘For example, the alcohol derivative of methane is methanol and of ethane is ethanol.’
    • ‘For instance, consider the difference between ethyl alcohol and methanol.’
    • ‘The nucleus suspension was fixed in methanol: acetic acid and air dried.’
    • ‘The fuel cell generates electricity as a by-product of a chemical reaction involving dilute methanol.’


Late 19th century from methane+ -ol.