ethylene glycol

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ethylene glycol

A colorless sweet-tasting viscous diol, C2H6O2, used as an antifreeze in cooling and heating systems.
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ethylene glycol

(Elements & Compounds) another name for ethanediol
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(ˈglaɪ kɔl, -kɒl)

1. a colorless, sweet liquid, C2H6O2, used chiefly as an automobile antifreeze and as a solvent.
2. any of a group of alcohols containing two hydroxyl groups.
[1855–60; glyc (erin) + (alcoh) ol]
gly•col′ic (-ˈkɒl ɪk) adj.
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ethylene gly·col

A poisonous, syrupy, colorless alcohol, C2H6O2. It is used as an antifreeze in heating and cooling systems that use water.
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Noun1.ethylene glycol - a sweet but poisonous syrupy liquid used as an antifreeze and solvent
antifreeze - a liquid added to the water in a cooling system to lower its freezing point
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ethylene glycol

n etilenglicol m
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Ethylene glycol is used in commercially available products such as antifreeze solution, windshield, or cold-pack and is readily accessible in the household.
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