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ethylene glycol

noun, Chemistry
glycol (def 1).
Origin of ethylene glycol
1900-05 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for ethylene glycol
  • ethylene glycol is used in automotive applications but is pretty toxic to living tissues.
  • Exposure to large amounts of ethylene glycol can damage the kidneys, heart, and nervous system.
  • ethylene glycol is used to make antifreeze and de-icing solutions for cars, airplanes, and boats.
  • Information on ethylene glycol, a potential agent for chemical terrorism.
  • ethylene glycol, the main ingredient of all major antifreeze brands, has long been known to be poisonous.
  • ethylene glycol is not considered to be carcinogenic.
British Dictionary definitions for ethylene glycol

ethylene glycol

another name for ethanediol
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ethylene glycol in Medicine

ethylene glycol n.
A colorless syrupy alcohol used as an antifreeze in cooling and heating systems.

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ethylene glycol in Science
ethylene glycol
A poisonous, syrupy, colorless alcohol used as an antifreeze in heating and cooling systems that use water. Ethylene glycol is chemically like ethanol but has two hydroxyl (OH) groups instead of one. Also called glycol. Chemical formula: C2H6O2.
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