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ethanediol

Syllabification: eth·ane·di·ol
Pronunciation: /ˌeTHānˈdīôl
 
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Definition of ethanediol in English:

noun

Systematic chemical name for ethylene glycol.
Example sentences
  • In 2005, about 8,600 tonnes of ethanediol were sold as antifreeze preparations to households.
  • Traditionally, 1,2-ethanediol (ethylene glycol) is used in the cooling systems of cars to prevent them from freezing.

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