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glycol definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a sweet but poisonous syrupy liquid used as an antifreeze and solvent [syn: ethylene glycol, glycol, ethanediol]
2: any of a class of alcohols having 2 hydroxyl groups in each molecule [syn: diol, glycol, dihydric alcohol]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary glyc- + -ol Date: 1857 diol; especially ethylene glycol

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a diol, esp. ethylene glycol. Derivatives: glycolic adj. glycollic adj. Etymology: GLYCERINE + -OL(1), orig. as being intermediate between glycerine and alcohol

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Glycol Gly"col, n. [Glycerin + -ol. See Glycerin.] (Chem.) (a) A thick, colorless liquid, C2H4(OH)2, of a sweetish taste, produced artificially from certain ethylene compounds. It is a diacid alcohol, intermediate between ordinary ethyl alcohol and glycerin.



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