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gly·col

 (glī′kôl′, -kōl′, -kŏl′)
n.
1. Any of various diols, usually containing vicinal hydroxyl groups.
2. Ethylene glycol.

glycol

(ˈɡlaɪkɒl)
n
(Chemistry) another name (not in technical usage) for ethanediol, diol
glycolic, glycollic adj

gly•col

(ˈglaɪ kɔl, -kɒl)

n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
2.glycol - any of a class of alcohols having 2 hydroxyl groups in each molecule
alcohol - any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
Translations
glikol
glykol

glycol

[ˈglaɪkɒl] Nglicol m

glycol

nGlykol nt

glycol

[ˈglaɪkɒl] nglicol m
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