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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: methylene 'group of atoms from methane' (19-21 centuries), from French méthylène, from Greek methy 'wine' + hyle 'wood'

methyl alcohol

noun
     
Related topics: Technology
meth‧yl al‧co‧hol [uncountable] technical
T a poisonous alcohol that can be made from wood [= methanol]

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