antifreeze

[an-ti-freez, an-tee-]
noun
a liquid used in the radiator of an internal-combustion engine to lower the freezing point of the cooling medium.

Origin:
1910–15; anti- + freeze

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antifreeze (ˈæntɪˌfriːz)
 
n
a liquid, usually ethylene glycol (ethanediol), added to cooling water to lower its freezing point, esp for use in an internal-combustion engine

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antifreeze
also anti-freeze; 1913 (adj.), 1935 as a noun; from anti- + freeze.
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antifreeze definition


  1. n.
    liquor; any legal or illegal alcohol. : With enough antifreeze, I can stand the cold.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
Somebody might get careless and put antifreeze in where the oil is supposed to
  go.
It is my opinion that ever one would it is a mixture of steroids and
  polyethylene glycol, a neuro toxin, clinical antifreeze.
Expression of antifreeze proteins in transgenic plants.
It is a square, perhaps six to ten feet on a side, and is filled with
  antifreeze.
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