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de·na·tured al·co·hol

ethyl alcohol rendered unfit for consumption as a beverage by the addition of one or several chemicals for commercial purposes (for example, methanol, aldehol, sucrose octa-acetate).

methylated spirit

a mixture of methyl alcohol (4%) and ethyl alcohol. Used as fuel, and as a skin disinfectant; poisonous if taken orally.
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For years what I would do is put a bit of methylated spirits into it, light it and put it in underneath.
However, over the past six months I have noticed that the surface on a well-known brand of acetate designer frames is disfigured by the slightest contact with methylated spirits.
Half an hour later we're back at the local hardware store explaining why we need methylated spirit.
Wash out their bedding and spray with a fine mist of 20 drops of pennyroyal oil and 2 teaspoons of methylated spirits to help repel fleas.
Wipe over with a cloth dampened in methylated spirits to remove any resins.
In her opinion, the cleaning essentials every household should have are bicarb soda, vinegar, methylated spirits, oil of cloves, lavender oil, lemon oil, teatree oil and pantyhose.
Adams and his victims were part of a group known as The Garden Party which met on Glasgow Green to drink methylated spirits and whatever alcohol they could afford.
The ads show babies in a series of shocking images, including one being fed a bottle of methylated spirits.
French wine growers are calling for millions of liters of wine to be turned into methylated spirits or cooking brandy, blaming falling sales and a declining market share abroad for the unsold stock.
Vodka, scotch and alcopops are being spiked with methylated spirits and antifreeze which could send anyone drinking them blind.
The pumps are flushed through with hot water at 50[degrees]C, then stripped and thoroughly washed and sanitized with Industrial Methylated Spirits.
David Lurie, an English professor in a Cape Town university, charged with sexual harassment and forced to resign because of a brief affair with one of his students, goes to the Eastern Cape to his daughter Lucy's farm, where they are assaulted by three African thugs who rape Lucy, slaughter her dogs, loot the house, steal David's car, douse him with methylated spirits, and set him afire.