glycerin

[glis-er-in]
noun Chemistry.
Also, glycerine [glis-er-in, -uh-reen, glis-uh-reen] .


Origin:
1830–40; < French glycérine, equivalent to Greek glyker(ós) sweet + -ine -in2

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glycerine or glycerin (ˈɡlɪsərɪn, ˌɡlɪsəˈriːn, ˈɡlɪsərɪn)
 
n
another name (not in technical usage) for glycerol
 
[C19: from French glycérine, from Greek glukeros sweet + -ine-in; related to Greek glukus sweet]
 
glycerin or glycerin
 
n
 
[C19: from French glycérine, from Greek glukeros sweet + -ine-in; related to Greek glukus sweet]

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glycerin
1838, from Fr. glycérine, coined by Fr. chemist Michel-Eugène Chevreul (1786-1889), from Gk. glykeros "sweet." So called for its taste.
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glycerin glyc·er·in or glyc·er·ine (glĭs'ər-ĭn)
n.
Glycerol or a preparation of glycerol.

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glycerin also glycerine   (glĭs'ər-ĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
See glycerol.
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Example sentences
Glycerin-absolutely a sugar, or a substance similar to sugar-comes out of the tallow in this chemical change.
Glycerin-absolutely a sugar, or a substance similar to sugar-comes out of the tallow in this chemical change.
Glycerin would have kept her body from drying out too much, and salicylic acid
  would have prevented the growth of fungi.
Combine the oil of rosemary, almond oil, glycerin and lanolin in the top pan of
  a double boiler.
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