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alcohol

 [al´kah-hol]
1. any organic compound containing the hydroxy (-OH) functional group except those in which the OH group is attached to an aromatic ring, which are called phenols. Alcohols are classified as primary, secondary, or tertiary according to whether the carbon atom to which the OH group is attached is bonded to one, two, or three other carbon atoms and as monohydric, dihydric, or trihydric according to whether they contain one, two, or three OH groups; the latter two are called diols and triols, respectively.
2. an official preparation of ethanol, used as a disinfectant, solvent, and preservative, and applied topically as a rubbing compound, disinfectant, astringent, hemostatic, and coolant.
absolute alcohol dehydrated a.
benzyl alcohol a colorless liquid used as a bacteriostatic in solutions for injection and as a topical local anesthetic.
dehydrated alcohol an extremely hygroscopic, transparent, colorless, volatile liquid used as a solvent and injected into nerves and ganglia for relief of pain. Called also absolute a.
denatured alcohol ethanol made unfit for human consumption by the addition of substances known as denaturants. Although it should never be taken internally, denatured alcohol is widely used on the skin as a disinfectant.
ethyl alcohol (grain alcohol) ethanol.
isopropyl alcohol a transparent, volatile colorless liquid used as a solvent and disinfectant and applied topically as an antiseptic; called also isopropanol. Diluted with water to approximately 70 per cent strength, it is called isopropyl rubbing alcohol and is used as a rubbing compound.
methyl alcohol methanol.
pantothenyl alcohol dexpanthenol.
phenethyl alcohol (phenylethyl alcohol) a colorless liquid used as an antimicrobial agent in pharmaceuticals.
rubbing alcohol a preparation of acetone, methyl isobutyl ketone, and ethanol, used as a rubefacient.
wood alcohol methanol.

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).

denatured alcohol

[dēnā′chərd]
ethyl alcohol made unfit for ingestion by the addition of acetone or methanol, used as a solvent and in chemical processes.

denatured alcohol

A form of ethanol that has additives intended to render it unsuitable for human consumption.

de·na·tured al·co·hol

(dē-nāchŭrd alkŏ-hol)
Ethyl alcohol rendered unfit for consumption as a beverage by the addition of one or several chemicals for commercial purposes (e.g., methanol, aldehol, sucrose octa-acetate).
Synonym(s): industrial methylated spirit, methylated spirit.

de·na·tured al·co·hol

(dē-nāchŭrd alkŏ-hol)
Ethyl alcohol rendered unfit for consumption as a beverage by the addition of one or several chemicals for commercial purposes.

alcohol

1. any organic compound containing the hydroxy (−OH) functional group except those in which the OH group is attached to an aromatic ring, which are called phenols. Alcohols are classified as primary, secondary or tertiary according to whether the carbon atom to which the OH group is attached is bonded to one, two or three other carbon atoms and as monohydric, dihydric or trihydric according to whether they contain one, two or three −OH groups; the latter two are called diols and triols, respectively.
2. common name for ethyl alcohol (ethanol). See also alcoholic.

absolute alcohol
ethyl alcohol free from water and impurities.
complex plant alcohol
includes cicutoxin, oenanthotoxin, tremetol, all toxic, causing heavy mortalities and signs including incoordination, tremor, convulsions, vomiting.
denatured alcohol
ethyl alcohol made unfit for consumption by the addition of substances known as denaturants. Although it should never be taken internally, denatured alcohol is widely used on the skin as a cooling agent and skin disinfectant.
ethoxylate alcohol detergents
alcohols containing an ethyl radical with an attached oxygen group; used in the treatment and prevention of ruminal bloat.
ethyl alcohol
a transparent, colorless, mobile, volatile liquid miscible with water, ether or chloroform, and obtained by the fermentation of carbohydrate with yeast. It is the major ingredient of alcoholic beverages consumed by humans. Called also ethanol and grain alcohol. It is used in veterinary medicine in the preparation of mixtures for topical application and for skin disinfection.
grain alcohol
see ethyl alcohol (above).
isopropyl alcohol
a transparent, volatile colorless liquid used as a rubbing compound. Called also isopropanol.
methyl alcohol
a mobile, colorless liquid used as a solvent. Called also wood alcohol or methanol. It is a useful fuel, but is poisonous if taken internally. Consumption may lead to blindness or death.
alcohol nerve block
permanent anesthesia to a part can be produced by blocking the relevant nerve with isopropyl alcohol. Adverse effects are likely due to continued loss of sensation and motor power.
alcohol poisoning
in animals this does not present the social problems that it does in humans even in cattle and sheep fed on brewer's grains and distiller's solubles. Ethyl alcohol is produced in some feeds which are fermented accidentally, but overt alcohol poisoning is not recorded. Carbohydrate engorgement is a more likely occurrence. Isopropyl alcohol is an end product of ketone body degradation in the rumen in cattle and does cause signs of inebriation in cows with nervous acetonemia.
Small companion animals are sometimes exposed to toxic levels of ethyl alcohol by owners and it may be readily consumed. Excessive amounts can lead to vomiting, various levels of central nervous system depression, including excitement, seizures and respiratory depression.
wood alcohol
methyl alcohol.
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TOM: If you're wanting to add the denatured alcohol simply as a preventive measure -- if you're worried about getting sludge in the future -- then the single best thing you can do is change the oil regularly instead, and make sure your crankcase ventilation system is working properly.
If the stock is still too dark, you can just apply some denatured alcohol to a clean rag and then wipe down the stock.
Customers can use any window cleaning product, denatured alcohol and even bleach to keep the granite shiny and stain proof for the life of the granite, After Granite Shield is applied, customers save hundreds of dollars a year not having to buy expensive granite sealers, cleaners and stain removers which also helps the environment keeping all those plastic bottles out of the landfills.
If the paint has hardened for more than a few hours, saturate a rag, or preferably cheese cloth with denatured alcohol, and hold, do not run the spots, then wash the area with a high-pressure hose.
Make sure you disinfect your pruning tools between cuts by dipping them in a 70 percent solution of denatured alcohol or the equivalent.
They come with burner units fueled by denatured alcohol, fuel paste or electricity.
When the locking T-rod is in WINTER (the lower) position, the brake system is fed with denatured alcohol and moisture in the air lines does not freeze.
If the paint has hardened for more than a few hours, saturate a rag, or preferably cheesecloth with denatured alcohol, and hold, do not rub the spots, then wash the area with a high-pressure hose.
Alcohol is sold in many forms: isopropyl, methyl, wood, ethyl and denatured alcohol.
Remove any soap with a clean rag and denatured alcohol.
If you have dirt on your lens that's not easily removed, use a mild dish soap and water or try denatured alcohol, which can be found in most pharmacies.