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[an-ti-freez, an-tee-] /ˈæn tɪˌfriz, ˈæn ti-/
a liquid used in the radiator of an internal-combustion engine to lower the freezing point of the cooling medium.
Origin of antifreeze
1910-15; anti- + freeze Unabridged
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  • Somebody might get careless and put antifreeze in where the oil is supposed to go.
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  • Expression of antifreeze proteins in transgenic plants.
  • It is a square, perhaps six to ten feet on a side, and is filled with antifreeze.
  • These were clear plastic cups dug into the dirt, and partly filled with antifreeze.
  • They're made of polyethylene terephthalate, one component of which is basically antifreeze.
  • On the other hand, my turkeys must be pumping antifreeze through their veins.
  • The heat transfer fluid could be standard auto water-antifreeze solution or motor oil.
  • Natural antifreeze allows it to survive and even thrive in water temperatures that would freeze the blood of any other known fish.
  • The stream below is the vibrant color of blue antifreeze, dashing against car-size boulders.
British Dictionary definitions for antifreeze


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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Word Origin and History for antifreeze

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

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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