Definition of diethylene glycol in English:

diethylene glycol

Line breaks: di|ethyl|ene gly¦col
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈɛθɪliːn
, -θ(ə)l-/


[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless soluble liquid used as a solvent and antifreeze.
More example sentences
  • 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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