ethylene glycol

noun Chemistry.
glycol ( def 1 ).

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ethylene glycol
another name for ethanediol

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

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ethylene glycol   (glī'kôl')  Pronunciation Key 
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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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.
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