Definition of diethylene glycol in English:

diethylene glycol

Syllabification: di·eth·yl·ene gly·col
Pronunciation: /dīˈeTHəˌlēn ˈglīkôl


  • A colorless, soluble liquid used as a solvent and antifreeze.
    • Chemical formula: (C2H4OH)2O
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    • While it's true that some Austrian winemakers were caught adding an illicit sweetening agent in 1985, the substance in question was diethylene glycol, not ethylene glycol.
    • Other glycols are also used in polymer production; for example, tetramethylene glycol is used to produce polyesters, and diethylene glycol is used in the manufacture of polyurethane and unsaturated polyester resins.
    • Unfortunately, the new product the company distributed contained diethylene glycol, an antifreeze and poison.

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