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glyc·er·inalso glyc·er·ine (glĭs′ər-ĭn)
Glycerol or a preparation of glycerol.
[French glycérine, from Greek glukeros, sweet.]
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glycerine(ˈɡlɪsərɪn; ˌɡlɪsəˈriːn) or
(Chemistry) another name (not in technical usage) for glycerol
[C19: from French glycérine, from Greek glukeros sweet + -ine -in; related to Greek glukus sweet]
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|Noun||1.||glycerine - a sweet syrupy trihydroxy alcohol obtained by saponification of fats and oils|
alcohol - any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
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