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ethylene glycol

Line breaks: ethyl|ene gly¦col

Definition of ethylene glycol in English:

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless viscous hygroscopic liquid used as an antifreeze, in the manufacture of polyesters, and in the preservation of ancient waterlogged timbers.
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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