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methylated spirits

noun [U] uk   /ˌmeθ.ɪ.leɪ.tɪdˈspɪr.ɪts/ us    /-t̬ɪd-/ UK ( informal meths, US denatured alcohol)
a liquid made from alcohol and other chemicals, used to remove dirty marks and as a fuel in small heaters and lights
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