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propylene glycol

Line breaks: pro|pyl¦ene gly¦col

Definition of propylene glycol in English:

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A liquid alcohol which is used as a solvent, in antifreeze, and in the food, plastics, and perfume industries.
Example sentences
  • One solution has been the development of antifreezes that replace ethylene glycol with propylene glycol, a liquid that's nontoxic enough to be used as a sweetener in children's cough syrup.
  • Instead, purchase animal-friendly antifreeze, which contains propylene glycol rather than ethylene glycol, the center says.
  • Two of the coolants extensively used are ethylene glycol and propylene glycol.

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