propylene glycol

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propylene glycol

n.
A colorless viscous hygroscopic liquid that is a vicinal diol, C3H8O2, used in antifreeze solutions, in hydraulic fluids, and as a solvent.

propylene glycol

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless viscous hydroscopic sweet-tasting compound used as an antifreeze and brake fluid. Formula: CH3CH(OH)CH2OH. Systematic name: 1,2-dihydroxypropane

pro′pylene gly′col



n.
a colorless, viscous, hygroscopic liquid, C3H8O, used as a lubricant, an antifreeze, and a solvent.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.propylene glycol - a sweet colorless, viscous, hygroscopic liquid used as an antifreeze and in brake fluid and also as a humectant in cosmetics and personal care items although it can be absorbed through the skin with harmful effects
antifreeze - a liquid added to the water in a cooling system to lower its freezing point
humectant - any substance that is added to another substance to keep it moist
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propylene glycol

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