diethylene-glycol

diethylene glycol

[dahy-eth-uh-leen]
noun Chemistry.
a syrupy colorless liquid, C 4 H 10 O 3 , used as a solvent for cellulose nitrate and as a fabric softener.
Also called diglycol.


Origin:
di-1 + ethylene

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diethylene glycol (daɪˈɛθɪˌliːn ˈɡlaɪkɒl)
 
n
a colourless soluble liquid used as an antifreeze and solvent. Formula: (C2H4OH)2O

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