Definition of ethylene glycol in English:

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ethylene glycol

noun

Chemistry
A colorless viscous hygroscopic liquid used as an antifreeze, in the manufacture of polyesters, and in the preservation of ancient waterlogged timbers.
  • Alternative name: ethanediol; chemical formula: CH2(OH)CH2OH
Example sentences
  • Polyesters were first produced in England in 1941 by condensing ethylene glycol with terephthalic acid.
  • Two of the coolants extensively used are ethylene glycol and propylene glycol.
  • Instead, purchase animal-friendly antifreeze, which contains propylene glycol rather than ethylene glycol, the center says.

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Syllabification: eth·yl·ene gly·col

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