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English definition of “methylated spirits”

methylated spirits

noun [U] uk   /ˌmeθ.ɪ.leɪ.tɪdˈspɪr.ɪts/ us    /-t̬ɪd-/ (informal meths) UK
a liquid made from alcohol and other chemicals, used to remove dirty marks and as a fuel in small heaters and lightsFuelsPetroleum products especially when used as fuel
(Definition of methylated spirits from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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